Brown Atrophy Is Not Your Highest Choice
Walk big circles around brown atrophy.
It’s caused when a brown cellular debris called lipofuscin gunks up the heart, liver, or any other organ, including the skin and eyes.
Lipofuscin is more commonly known as “age pigment.”
It’s an index of aging — dogs develop lipofuscin five-and-a-half times faster than human beings.
The major sources of brown atrophy are omega-6 and omega-3 “essential” fatty acids.
(Maybe the Seed Oil and Fish Oil cartels mean “essential to aging.”)
Guido Majno & Isabelle Joris (Cells, Tissues, and Disease : Principles of General Pathology: Principles of General Pathology, Second Edition, 2004) wrote …
“A good way to understand lipofuscin is to compare it with linoleum. Linoleum, as its name implies, is obtained from linseed oil. The British citizen who invented it around 1860 discovered that if linseed oil is heated long enough in the presence of oxygen, it becomes darker and darker, less and less oily, and eventually turns into a solid.”
Ray Peat (“Cholesterol, longevity, intelligence, and health,” RayPeat dot com, 2006-2015) wrote …
“During stress, free fatty acids are released from the tissues, and circulating in the bloodstream they are highly susceptible to oxidation. They contribute to the formation of the age pigment, lipofuscin, which is an oxygen-wasting substance that’s found in the atheroma plaques in the damaged blood vessels. Iron and calcium accumulation adds to the tissue damage.”