Omega-6 Fatty Acids May Be Able To Eliminate ‘Bad’ cholesterol

 According to relatively recent research data, ordinary people can reduce the amount of bad LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol in their body by supplementing their diet with foods which are rich in Omega 6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. These new findings came from the Innsbruck Medical University, and it was originally derived from genetic information which came from 100,000 people of European ancestry.

Their studies uncovered a gene which affected blood cholesterol by stimulating the production of a compound, known as Lipoxin. According to the researchers, Lipoxin is produced by Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, and has many positive and useful properties for people who have health problems, especially those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases. For example, the study provides evidence that aspirin can help to prevent heart problems by increasing the production Lipoxin in the human body.

Senior research author Ivan Tancevski mentioned that their new findings could potentially lead to new therapeutic treatments for preventing or even eliminating cardiovascular diseases and all of their associated Sequelae, such as heart attacks and even stroke. Although data is still relatively limited, the researchers are nonetheless confident that they will eventually find additional useful information.

Ivan Tancevski and his research team have already identified one gene in particular, known as Alox5, which is believed to code for enzymes that increase lipoxins, which also happen to have anti-inflammatory effects on the body, from Omega 6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in order to improve the body’s ability to eliminate large amounts of cholesterol.

The researchers also point out that they have found a unique mechanism by which aspirin may offer additional protection to the body. They indicated, for example, that aspirin can help to reduce cardiovascular diseases, thanks to its antithrombotic effects as well as its anti-inflammatory properties.

The study, along with its contents, were published online on the Cell Press Journal, under Cell Metabolism.

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