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Vegetable oil could put you at risk for dementia

Written by Dr. L. Lee Coyne | Views 5316

Vegetable oils comes in a variety of forms - canola, palm, corn, soy, sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, rice bran and grapeseed

Do you cook with vegetable oil?

It could increase your risk of dementia, new research warns.

Vegetable oil could be causing neurodegenerative disease by building up plaque in the brain.

In the 1950s, experts warned consumers to cut out saturated fats like butter. But vegetable oils have been linked to heart disease and antioxidant depletion.

Dr Cate Shanahan explains how to reverse the damage being done to our bodies

Emerging research shows the oil is more likely than others to cause plaque build up in the brain, a known precursor to serious neurodegenerative diseases.

In the mid-20th century, Americans were increasingly concerned about the growing rate of heart disease and were told to ditch saturated fats - such as butter and cream - in favor of vegetable oil.

But Dr Catherine Shanahan, a nutritionist and family physician, says this was a serious mistake.

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