Evolutionary aspects of omega-3 fatty acids in the food supply.

  title={Evolutionary aspects of omega-3 fatty acids in the food supply.},
  author={Artemis P. Simopoulos},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  volume={60 5-6},
Information from archaeological findings and studies from modern day hunter-gatherers suggest that the Paleolithic diet is the diet we evolved on and for which our genetic profile was programmed. The Paleolithic diet is characterized by lower fat and lower saturated fat intake than Western diets; a balanced intake of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids; small amounts of trans fatty acids, contributing less than 2% of dietary energy; more green leafy vegetables and fruits providing higher… CONTINUE READING
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