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In the second omega fats article, Dr Frankie Phillips examines further possible benefits of fatty acids.
Research has shown that the type and amounts of fatty acids in the diet have an important role to play in CHD; overall, polyunsaturated fats are considered to reduce the risk. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may have other benefits for health.
Omega-6 and cholesterol
Research on the effects of omega-6 on CHD has focused on its influence on risk factors, in particular blood lipids, since studies have shown little influence of omega-6 on overall CHD risk.(1) Omega-6 fatty acids have been shown to have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol by …