Health & Nutrition Facts

Canola Oil Has a Greater Effect on Cholesterol in Comparison to Other Monounsaturated Oils

High levels of blood cholesterol, specifically LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) constitute a major risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). More recent studies have demonstrated that oxidation (breakdown) of LDL results in changes to the LDL particle that can ultimately increase its atherogenicity.

Why are Monounsaturated Fats Key to Skin Protection?

A recent study found that diets rich in oils containing monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) such as oleic acid, which is found in very high levels in canola oil, along with additional foods and nutrients, may protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun.

The Positive Effects of Monounsaturated Fat on Prostate Cancer

In both the US and Canada, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-dermatological cancer among men. A relatively low incidence of prostate cancer has been found amongst southern European men who traditionally consume what nutritionists often refer to as a typical "Mediterranean" diet.

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