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The Biggest Dietary Change Ever Made

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Over roughly the last 100 years, the United States, and the rest of the world, has undergone a dramatic dietary change.  We eat less at home and more at restaurants.  We eat fewer foods made from scratch and more that are processed and packaged at a factory far, far away.  There are of course many other changes (frequent dieting being equally if not more significant).  But the biggest change of all is a change that you’ve probably never heard of, or were aware of in the slightest.  The biggest change seems to have been our collective increased consumption of two fatty acids in particular – linoleic acid (LA) and Arachidonic acid (AA). The primary sources of LA are vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, sunflower, cottonseed, etc.) and peanut butter, and… Read more »