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    As long as the ratio of above is good does it matter what the quantity consumed is?
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    Originally posted by smilingjustalittlebit View Post
    As long as the ratio of above is good does it matter what the quantity consumed is?
    Based on the divergent/contradictory conclusions of countless studies, I would say no one really knows the answer to your question. Just like no one knows for sure if saturated fat causes CVD, or if high LDL-C causes CVD, or if large LDL particles are less harmful than small ones, etc, etc, etc. This has been a real awakening to me since I started my PB journey. My approach is to read what folks like Mark Sisson, Chris Masterjohn, Kurt Harris, Chris Kresser, etc say about certain topics. After a while you begin to develop a level of confidence in what they have to say about various topics. Often they disagree among themselves, but mostly on the finer points. To your specific question, I stopped taking Omega 3 supplements and now depend on eating sardines and skipjack tuna 4-5 times per week and I keep balanced with 6's by largely eliminating them from my diet. It makes sense to me from a simple chemical reaction perspective that PUFA's are inherently unstable and I do not want to eat them. I believe Chris Kresser says to keep total PUFA's to less than 2-4% of your calories.