Polyunsaturated Pigs & Cows
Protein plus polyunsaturated fat increases the risk of cancer.
According to the University of California (“Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Natural, Bioactive Dietary Chemicals on Human Health and Food Safety,” Sept. 30, 2007) …
“Our studies of the effect of dietary polyunsaturated fats on the conversion of the carcinogen benzo(a)pyrene to its ultimate carcinogenic form indicated that rats receiving a diet high in polyunsaturated fat converted over twice as much benzo(a)pyrene metabolite to the DNA-binding form compared to rats fed saturated fat. These two studies showed that the systems by which carcinogens are metabolized are highly responsive to dietary protein and unsaturated fat.”
Ray Peat (“Unsaturated Vegetable Oils: Toxic,” 2006-2016) wrote …
“Many researchers still refer to lard as a ‘saturated fat,’ but this is simply incorrect when pigs are fed soybeans and corn.”
The same goes for cows eating either grains or grass.
A healthy cow needs more than grass, especially a corporate cow forced to give eight times more milk than usual and have calves while doing it.
According to Woodbridge Dairy Farm: A Farmer’s wife thoughts on farm life and the changing opportunity (“Our cows eat other plants besides grass for a reason,” Jan. 23, 2012) …
“If you still don’t understand or think that today’s cow can live off of just 100% grass, I will leave you with this thought; A woman, that is pregnant, and only eats lettuce, how healthy do you think she and her baby will be?”
According to Dr. Fred Kummerow (now 101 revolutions around the Sun) …
“Polyunsaturated fats are linolenic and linoleic acid — the n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. They oxidize so easily that they become a nuisance in your body, not a help.”
Dr. Kummerow is famous for his stance against trans-fats, but you’ll have to look a lot harder and dig a lot deeper to discover what he thinks about polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids are NOT essential.
M. E. Hanke (“Biochemistry,” Britannica Book of the Year, 1948) wrote …
“Essential fatty acids (EFA) are, according to the textbooks, linoleic acid and linolenic acid, and they are supposed to have the status of ‘vitamins,’ which must be taken in the diet to make life possible. However, we are able to synthesize our own unsaturated fats when we don’t eat the ‘EFA,’ so they are not ‘essential.’ The term thus appears to be a misnomer.”