Experts debate anti-omega-6 stance

The author of Toxic Oil, David Gillespie, said Australians’ consumption of dangerous fats had increased substantially since 1996 with canola oil, containing 20% omega-6 fats, now representing 45% of vegetable oils consumed.

Science suggested polyunsaturated fats were linked to many cancers and autoimmune diseases, he said.

He cited the Los Angeles Veterans Trial completed in 1969, which showed heart disease-related events were similar between groups eating seed oil and animal fat, but fatal cancers were double in