- According to scientists, we need to dramatically increase our intake of omega 3 fatty acids and reduce our intake of omega 6 fatty acids to achieve a healthy balance. It is a controversial debate with all sorts of vested interests at stake.
As manufacturers add omega 3 to a whole host of products, consumers can be left confused in the face of claim and counter claim. What can they believe? What is in the products we buy anyway, and how much does it matter?
There is some discussion of omega 6 and endo-canabinoid receptors - leading to munchies. There is even talk of saturated fat not being that bad and that you need long-chain (sea-food) omega threes rather than short chain (plant) omega threes! Sadly we get a bit of cholesterol scaring....oh well, it is a step in the right direction I guess. Dr Alex Richardson features on the program and offers some robust comment.
You can listen to the program here.