Thursday, August 6, 2009

Don't cut out healthy fats!

Omega-3 deficiency causes 96,000 US deaths per year, say researchers. Consuming too little of Omega-3 oils is more deadly than excess trans fat intake, according to a Harvard University study.

Read the article here.

"Tobacco smoking ranked as the highest risk factor with 436,000 to 500,000 attributed preventable deaths, followed by high blood pressure (372,000 to 414,000), obesity (188,000 to 237,000), physical inactivity (164,000 to 222,000), high blood glucose (163,000 to 217,000), high LDL cholesterol (94,000 to 124,000) and high salt intake (97,000 to 107,000)."