The Common Oil That’s Worse Than Sugar

Science Now Shows that Soybean Oil May Be Worse Than Sugar

If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you’re wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One.

Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a series of diets each containing 40 percent fat. The fat in the first diet was primarily saturated and came from coconut oil, while the fat in the second diet was primarily unsaturated and came mostly from soybean oil. The researchers also fed mice two altered versions of the high-fat diets that also contained fructose.

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