Harvard Men's Health Watch

Higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids may lower death rates in older men

In the Journals Omega-3 fatty acids are touted for their potential health benefits, and rightfully so, but a new study suggests men may want to get enough omega-6 fatty acids, too. Research published online Aug. 17, 2016, by JAMA Cardiology found that high levels of omega-6s in the subcutaneous adipose tissue—the layer of fat just beneath the skin—correlated with lower death rates among older men. Omega-6s in the diet mostly come in the…

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