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New insights into the health effects of dietary saturated and omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, May 2012
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2 blogs
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25 tweeters
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8 Facebook pages

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Title
New insights into the health effects of dietary saturated and omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Published in
BMC Medicine, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-50
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Authors

Michel de Lorgeril, Patricia Salen

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases and cancers are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Reducing dietary saturated fat and replacing it with polyunsaturated fat is still the main dietary strategy to prevent cardiovascular diseases, although major flaws have been reported in the analyses supporting this approach. Recent studies introducing the concept of myocardial preconditioning have opened new avenues to understand the complex interplay between the various lipids and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The optimal dietary fat profile includes a low intake of both saturated and omega-6 fatty acids and a moderate intake of omega-3 fatty acids. This profile is quite similar to the Mediterranean diet. On the other hand, recent studies have found a positive association between omega-6 and breast cancer risk. In contrast, omega-3 fatty acids do have anticancer properties. It has been shown that certain (Mediterranean) polyphenols significantly increase the endogenous synthesis of omega-3 whereas high intake of omega-6 decreases it. Finally, epidemiological studies suggest that a high omega-3 to omega-6 ratio may be the optimal strategy to decrease breast cancer risk. Thus, the present high intake of omega-6 in many countries is definitely not the optimal strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancers. A moderate intake of plant and marine omega-3 in the context of the traditional Mediterranean diet (low in saturated and omega-6 fatty acids but high in plant monounsaturated fat) appears to be the best approach to reduce the risk of both cardiovascular diseases and cancers, in particular breast cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 299 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 96 30%
Student > Master 50 16%
Researcher 40 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 12%
Student > Postgraduate 17 5%
Other 53 17%
Unknown 23 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 95 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 87 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 5%
Social Sciences 7 2%
Other 45 14%
Unknown 31 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 151. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2018.
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#172,057
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#156
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