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Soybean oil alters genes in the brain: Study

Soybean oil alters genes in the brain: Study

By Danielle Masterson

A new study that examined the effect of high fat diets found soybean oil was associated with undesirable changes in gene expression the hypothalamus—at least in mice.

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Do we need new labeling conventions around fully hydrogenated oils?

By Elaine Watson

Fully hydrogenated oils (FHOs) do not create harmful trans-fats, and could replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in many applications. However, manufacturers are reluctant to use them because the word ‘hydrogenated’ has become “demonized”, argues...

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