The Standard American Diet Has A Greater Than 20:1 Ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3.

August 19, 2020

The Standard American Diet has a greater than 20:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. This distorted ratio is associated with many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions, including profound anxiety. Restoring a healthy ratio of 4:1 (even by supplementing Omega 3) seems to reduce this profound anxiety.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2225526/