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How the Wrong Dietary Component Can Wreck Your Health

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) is the most common fat in the American diet. Most people get 25 times more LA than they need. At most, you need about 2 grams a day, but the average American gets about 50 grams a day, thanks to the fact that most processed foods and condiments are loaded with omega-6 seed oils


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