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How Different Types of Fat Change Your Body

Types of Fat

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  • Over the last 50 years, the concentration of linoleic acid in fat tissue in American adults has increased by 136 percent, in direct proportion to the increased use of vegetable and seed oils
  • Instead of the natural fats largely used up until the mid-1940s, most Americans are using heavily processed soybean oil, canola oil from rapeseeds, as well as corn, sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and peanut oils
  • The majority of the American population is suffering from an imbalance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which often leads to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer
  • Between 1900 and 2010, mortality dropped dramatically, but heart disease and cancer soared to the number one and two spots

By Dr. Mercola

An enlightening report recently emerged revealing that the linoleic acid (LA) concentration of fat tissue in American adults has skyrocketed by about 136 percent over the last decade. It's not so much that people are eating more fats, but that the "bad fat" is taking over.

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