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Even as a recent canola oil study linking its consumption with worsening memories in mice triggered fear among consumers, a lot of research conducted over the past decade have underlined many health benefits of this dietary oil derived from rapeseed.
High in monounsaturated fatty acids, canola oil was shown to have beneficial effects in people with obesity and diabetes. Some studies also linked consumption of this oil with reduced cancer risk and enhanced intelligence in children.
Researchers believe that monounsaturated fats in canola oil help reduce abdominal fat which is linked with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and for conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
In an experiment involving over 140 people, participants eating canola bread diet experienced both a reduction in blood glucose levels and a significant reduction in LDL, or "bad", cholesterol.
Omega 3 is a key component in the brain's development and effective in the treatment of depression. It is also considered essential for reducing risk of most coronary heart diseases and brain development problems.
"This is the first time anyone has done work on the effect of canola oil in animals on colon cancer prevention. Canola oil was able to reduce the incidence of colon cancer in animals almost to one-third," said Chandradhar Dwivedi, who led the study.
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