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GM Soybean Oil Has Only One Metabolic Advantage Over The Regular Kind

March 5, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Contrary to the hype, genetically modified (GM) soybean oil is as bad for your health as regular soybean oil, except in one key area, according to a U.S. study. Researchers found in mouse experiments that GM soybean oil – which is about 55 percent linoleic acid and contains no trans fats – induces obesity, diabetes and fatty liver, like regular soybean oil. Its one advantage is that it does not cause insulin resistance, which is the inability of the body to use the hormone insulin efficiently. The test results indicate that GM soybean oil is not as healthy as olive oil or even coconut oil, which is primarily saturated fat.
Frances Sladek, "How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?", News release, study presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting, March 05, 2015, © Endocrine Society
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