RD: Research points to health benefits of omega-7s

06/12/2013 | National Post (Canada)

Developing research suggests palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 fatty acid found in macadamia nuts and oily fish, may help reduce inflammation and offer insulin benefits, registered dietitian Jennifer Sygo writes. Researchers are looking at palmitoleic acid in a purified supplement form, however, because it often is found in foods that also contain palmitic acid that promotes inflammation and may contribute to heart disease.

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