Think all unsaturated fatty acids are healthy? Think again. A recent study has shed new light on how the body reacts to soybean oil, and it isn’t pretty.
In this study conducted by scientists of the University of California, mice were split into groups and fed 4 different meals, all comprising of about 40 percent fat—what the average American eats. One was mostly coconut oil, a saturated fat. The next was half coconut oil and half soybean oil. This quantity of polyunsaturated fats represents a proportional quantity to what most Americans currently consume. The third and fourth were similarly high fat diets paired with quantities of fructose.