Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Protect Your Liver: Avoid Processed Dietary Oils...

We hear all the time that we should avoid processed foods, instead opting for healthy “clean” options that are straight from nature – fresh fruits and vegetables, complex grains and carbohydrates, and lean meats such as chicken and beef.

Rarely, however, do we hear about cooking oils – but a new study has changed that.

A new study by Austrian researchers found that consuming processed cooking oils such as linoleic acid not only promotes inflammation throughout your body but also prevents the death of cancer cells in your liver, contributing to your risk of getting liver cancer. Cooking with processed oils at high heat also increases their potential side effects.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: If you’re going to use oil when you cook, skip the processed junk. Instead, use small amounts of olive or coconut oil on low heat. By doing this, you’ll not only eliminate excess calories that make you fat but also eliminate side effects and possibly save your liver from inflammation and cancer.

- FUSION Research Team

Source: Rohr-Udilova, N. V., et al. (2008). Lipid hydroperoxides from processed dietary oils enhance growth of hepatocarcinoma cells. Mol Nutr Food Res, 52, 352–359.

1 comment:

liver cancer causes said...

Thanks for the information. It is very important to choose the best cooking oil. It helps preventing liver cancer. Liver cancer is mostly common in males than females. It is quiet hereditary. Smoking is one of the major cause of liver cancer. Drinking alcohol is also a major cause of developing liver cancer. People with diabetes have highest risk of developing liver cancer. This is a very serious disease and there are many signs and symptoms and if properly detected can be treated as there are very low survival rates.