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The Possible Link Between Soybean Oil And Neurological Issues
There are several reasons why soybean oil is so widely used. It has a high smoke point, is rich in polyunsaturated fats, which are good for our hearts and bones, and it has omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial to heart health and brain functions. But is all of this too good to be true?
The University of California at Riverside suggests that the excessive consumption of soybean oil actually "induces obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in mice," according to ScienceDaily. Plus, the hypothalamus of the mice living on a soybean oil diet, were "not functioning correctly."
While it'd be easy to be concerned about these results, more research is needed to confirm these findings. But because there is still much we need to learn about when it comes to soybean oil, it is probably best to take that fat — and products that contain it — in moderation.