Good and Bad Dietary Fats Explained

Guest Seth Baum, MD with Host Larry Kaskel, MD

For most Americans, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in their diet is about sixteen to one, an unhealthy ratio that promotes chronic diseases from heart disease to macular degeneration to colitis. Worse, omega-6s can counteract the beneficial effects of omega-3s. Dr. Seth Baum, medical director of the Integrative Heart Care Center in Boca Raton, Florida, details for host Dr. Larry Kaskel the chemical distinction between these two fatty acids. How much and what type of fish oil supplement should you recommend for your patients?

Air Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

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