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Omega 6 Imbalance Promotes Weight Gain

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What we already know is that an imbalance of omega 6 to omega 3 promotes inflammation.  Given the role of inflammation and weight gain, it’s not too much of a stretch to think that same imbalance may promote weigh gain.

Researchers are finally getting around to pondering the obvious. A new study from the University of Nice in France has now identified Omega 6 to Omega 3 imbalance as a new risk factor for obesity.

How do you get an imbalance of Omega 6 to Omega 3? Eating a lot of processed foods seems to do the trick.

Since this topic dovetails with inflammation and weight gain, check out our article on the subject for ways to handle an omega 6 to omega 3 imbalance, or just give our Eicosoid70, or any concentrated omega 3 a try.

An emerging risk factor for obesity: does disequilibrium of polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism contribute to excessive adipose tissue development?

Ailhaud G, Guesnet P, Cunnane SC.