I'm going to be very vague - on purpose - because there is so much extensive information on the damaging effects on PUFA's AND so much information glorifying unsaturated fats in general and demonizing saturated fats in general you really have to read it all and develop your own opinion.
Originally Posted by MonkeyGuy
My opinion is that the studies demonizing saturated fat are constituted entirely of epidemiological hogwash and industry propaganda plagued with red herrings and correlation, while the studies demonizing PUFA are usually controlled and direct. I embrace saturated fat with open arms and believe it should be the dominant fat in your diet, while I despise PUFA with every fabric of my being and believe it is PUFA - not grains, not legumes, not sugar - causing the overwhelming majority of health defects in our society. I believe fish oil to be worse than canola oil as well. But, you have to develop your own opinion. I will point you in a direction. There is NO better site on Earth documenting the damaging effects of PUFA than....
Read it. All.
This study is a mindblower as well.
The Advanced Glycation End Product, N-(Carboxymethyl)lysine, Is a Product of both Lipid Peroxidation and Glycoxidation Reactions
It is a lovely study showing PUFA causes 23 times more AGE production than sugar. Yet, it's called...glycation...hmm...
I also believe diabetes is caused by PUFA, not sugar. I believe sugar to protect against diabetes, actually, and I believe glucose is much more essential than fat. You can clearly see where I stand on the issue.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.