Linoleic Acid in Soy Strongly Linked to Obesity Epidemic
A recent study has found that Big Ag’s reliance on soybeans for cheap oil and animal feed has caused us to consume way too much linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fat that is linked to obesity.
Much of our linoleic acid consumption comes from meat and dairy products from industrially raised animals that are fed soy and corn.
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Soybean oil intake has increased dramatically for those eating the modern industrial food diet, and now research shows that this inexpensive oil contains high levels of a type of fat that’s contributing to the obesity epidemic.