In a recent study, researchers looked at the effects of different fats on the aging livers of rats.

The Study

Rats were fed one of three types of fats for 24 months: monounsaturated (virgin olive oil), omega-6 polyunsaturated (sunflower oil), or omega-3 polyunsaturated (fish oil).

Researchers then analyzed the following variables:

• The degree of fat accumulation

• Oxidative stress (the damaging molecules neutralized by antioxidants)

• Liver fibrosis (how much liver tissue converted to inactive, fibrous tissue)

• The

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