Omega-6 Oil Intake

Are you benefiting from Omega-6 Oils?

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In the Food Intake section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about omega-6 oil intake:
How many tablespoons of safflower, sunflower, corn or cottonseed oil do you consume per week? NOTE: "All-purpose vegetable oil" is commonly a mixture of corn and cottonseed oil - look at the label.
Possible responses:
→ None / rarely
→ 1-3 per week
→ 4-7 per week / don't know
→ 8-14 per week
→ Definitely more than 14 per week

What does this tell us?

Based on your response, which may indicate no significant omega-6 oil intake, low omega-6 oil intake, moderate omega-6 oil intake or high omega-6 oil intake, The Analyst™ is able to consider possibilities such as:
Consequences of Poor Diet

If you are consuming 4 or more tablespoons of safflower, sunflower, corn or cottonseed oil each week then you really should consider an "oil change": replace the omega-6-rich oils in your house by olive or canola oil.

Lung Cancer

Although smoking has been linked to lung cancer, the risk of developing it may be increased more by fatty acid consumption while smoking, rather than by the smoking itself.  Lung cancer was not so much of a problem for smokers until polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower and sunflower were added to the diet during the 1950s in the United States.  Even among smokers, a low fatty acid diet will reduce the likelihood of getting lung cancer.

Vitamin E Requirement

As the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids increases in the diet, Vitamin E requirements increase proportionally.

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