Health

Canola oil gets undeserved bad rap

In response to a recent column in which I suggested canola oil as one good choice for popping corn "since it is low in saturated fat and has a high enough smoke point not to burn at higher temperatures," a reader from Capitola ...

Medical research

Oil supplement can help control 'good' fat in babies

Researchers have uncovered a supplement that can control the production of brown 'good' fat in babies—a discovery that will help understand and tackle issues related to obesity and metabolism in later life.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's

Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers ...

Health

Everything you need to know about trans fats

Nearly 12 years after it was first recommended, the federal government has announced its intention to ban partially hydrogenated oils in all food sold in Canada.

Health

Healthy oils to keep in the kitchen

While eating too much fat can lead to weight gain and associated health problems, a moderate amount of fat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Adding a little fat to your food—such as cooking oil—can help fill you up, ...

Cancer

Canola oil protects against colon cancer, study finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- A first-of-its-kind study of canola oil finds that it reduces the size and incidence of colon tumors in laboratory animals, a South Dakota State University scientist says.