Thread: ?? on Fats
11-12-2003, 11:36 AM #1
?? on Fats
What type and how much of each fat do you take? I was planning on loading up on flax and fish oil caps but found out that taking over 5000mg a day GREATLY increases the risk of a hemmoragic stroke.....a don't want that!
11-12-2003, 01:29 PM #2
Where did you hear that intake of 5g of fat from these sources increases risk for hemorrhagic stroke? I'm not familiar w/ this, especially as i've heard of people taking in much more EFA's than that.
11-12-2003, 02:40 PM #3Originally Posted by cb25
11-12-2003, 11:27 PM #4Originally Posted by cb25
11-13-2003, 08:08 AM #5
There may be something about the conversion to arachadonic (sp?) acid, which is a 20C fatty acid, which, if i remember correctly, can have an inflammatory effect...i'll try to look it up, but i don't have my nutrition textbooks on this side of the country, so i may not get a definitive answer...
that being said, i think the effect was more pronounced in infants...not a big deal in adults. At this point, there seems to be more benefits that come from taking EFA's than there are possible downsides...but i'll try to look into it
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