Study suggests safflower oil may raise heart risks

11/12/2013 |

Canadian researchers who reviewed the Sydney Diet Heart Study found that people who substituted safflower oil or safflower oil margarine for saturated fat had lower cholesterol levels but a higher risk of death from heart disease when compared with a control group that did not make dietary changes. Researchers said in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that Health Canada may want to reconsider allowing food labels to state that oils high in omega-6 linoleic acid but low in omega-3 a-linolenic acid, such as safflower oil, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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