Presenter: Chris Knobbe
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A large and growing body of medical evidence concludes that heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other chronic diseases, have risen from the status of medical rarity to the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. Whereas the top three causes of death in the year 1900 were all infectious, by year 2000, seven of the top ten causes of death were secondary to chronic disease. During the same time frame, we?ve witnessed industrially produced seed oils elevate to occupy a third or more of human consumption. Such oils rarely existed prior to 1865, making them the single greatest change to nutrition in history. Omega-6 rich seed oils, consumed to excess, may be the common precipitating factor of Westernized disease through numerous mechanisms, including prooxidative, proinflammatory and toxic pathways, and inducement of nutrient-deficiency. Furthermore, the cytotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, atherogenic, thrombogenic and obesogenic effects are now well-known. Could excessive seed oil consumption be the primary reason that Westernized diseases are related epidemiologically and historically, as well as at the physiologic, microscopic, and molecular levels, by mitochondrial dysfunction? The evidence is vast and compelling.