Just to add a bit to this (I totally agree) is that women can convert the ALA from plant sources to DHA much better than men. Still up in the air as to why, but it is like 10x the conversion rate, iirc.
Originally Posted by Stevenhamley
You need some polyunsatruated fats, but not as much as most people believe. The biggest factor behind the "get your omega-3s" is the fact that people's o6 : o3 ratios are way out of whack. Instead of telling people just to cut way the hell back on their o6's (like going primal would do for you) they just tell you to up the amount of o3s. While more o3s is not bad in general, you don't need ass-loads of them as long as you keep the o6 levels in check.
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