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Omega-6 vegetable oils as a driver of coronary heart disease: the oxidized linoleic acid hypothesis

URL: https://openheart.bmj.com/content/5/2/e000898#ref-41

Journal: Open Heart

 Publication Date: 09/2018

 Summary: Numerous lines of evidence show that the omega-6 polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid promotes oxidative stress, oxidised LDL, chronic low-grade inflammation and atherosclerosis, and is likely a major dietary culprit for causing CHD, especially when consumed in the form of industrial seed oils commonly referred to as ‘vegetable oils’.