Omega-6 fats may contribute to diabetes, make pre-teen girls lazy

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Toronto: According to the researchers led by one of the Indian origin, have studied that Omega-6 fats usually referred to as ‘healthy fats’ are really not healthy but can contribute in disease like diabetes and can lead to lazy behavior especially in pre-teen girls.

Explaining the side-effects of Omega-6 fats, Professor at University of British Columbia, Sanjay Ghosh went on to say: “Our study does present new evidence that dietary PUFA is strongly associated with sedentary behaviour among pre-teen girls and weakly associated with diabetes among adult women.”

Ghosh further went on to say: “This data is extremely significant. Nobody has made this connection and it’s time for an intervention.”
Previously, heart disease was linked to saturated fats — an idea that has become increasingly controversial in recent years.

This thinking instigated the intentional removal of saturated fatty acids from most food supplies in favour of MUFA and PUFA.

Currently, all fats in our ‘convenience’ foods like potato chips, energy bars, crackers or burgers use cooking oils like corn, sunflower and soybean and margarine — are rich in MUFAs and PUFAs, Ghosh said.

“If someone is beginning an exercise program without taking a close look at the fats, especially PUFA they are consuming, or changing what they’re eating, then it might be doomed to failure,” he added.

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