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Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic cancer-causing chemicals, say experts - Telegraph

Friday, December 04, 2015

Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases, according to leading scientists, who are now recommending food be fried in olive oil, coconut oil, butter or even lard.

The results of a series of experiments threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats such as corn oil and sunflower oil are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products.

Scientists found that heating up vegetable oils led to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

Martin Grootveld, a professor of bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology, said that his research showed a typical meal of fish and chips, fried in vegetable oil, contained as much as 100 to 200 times more toxic aldehydes than the safe daily limit set by the World Health Organisation.

"The human brain is changing in a way that is as serious as climate change threatens to be" Professor John Stein, Oxford University's emeritus professor of neuroscience. In contrast, heating up butter, olive oil and lard in tests produced much lower levels of aldehydes. Coconut oil produced the lowest levels of the harmful chemicals.

Full article here - www.telegraph.co.uk/news
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    LOL! I thought it was really funny to click on the poll at the bottom. "Would you switch from vegetable oil to butter and lard?"

    78% would switch. Would it affect your decision if you answered that you wouldn't switch and then found that you were in an extreme minority? I wonder.
    1705 days ago
    this is very interesting thanks for haring
    1705 days ago
    VERY interesting!
    1706 days ago
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