DHA-rich canola oil shows significant heart health benefits

A diet supplemented with beverages formulated with DHA-rich omega-3 oil may significantly improve HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, says a new study.

Editorial: Here is another study that interprets its results contrary to the most objective and thorough research. Among other detrimental issues, PUFAs can easily burden the body, making it less effective in its many functions. Lower cholesterol and blood lipid numbers, which PUFAs trigger, are often unhealthful. As recommended decades ago by the U.S. medical community, two-hundred plus one’s age is usually the ideal cholesterol level, not the below 200 level espoused by most today as a result of the
powerful and ‘legal’ drug industry. A healthy and active liver will produce high lipid numbers, especially for beneficial HDL. For example, in one study a man in his mid 60s consuming a had a cholesterol level of 266 and HDLs at 90! Even within orthodox parameters, this total cholesterol to HDL ratio is 3-1 and in the healthiest range for the heart. Yet high cholesterol levels with low HDLs is not healthy, likely a result of unwise dietary practices.





Canola oil offers blood sugar management potential

Editorial:   this study’s statistical findings aren’t in question, but its interpretations are.  For example, blood glucose is lowered with the canola oil diet, but the negative affects of canola oil, as well as a grain diet (especially wheat) possessing excessive omega 6s and inflammatory prolamin proteins, are not discussed. Like many studies, especially funded with vested interests, only one side of an issue is offered. To truly get to the bottom of issues, it’s required to research the research. Though virtually all issues (including nutrition/ health practices) have their pros and cons, most lean heavier in one direction over the other.  Thus, it’s always wise to not only ask if something has benefits, but more importantly, how does it affect me overall, and long-term? Lastly, the report says cholesterol levels were improved, but that’s only according to one perspective on cholesterol. The most comprehensive research to date would challenge this view.

“This study shows the advantage of using canola oil in type 2 diabetes to improve both blood cholesterol and blood glucose control by reducing the glycemic load (GI multiplied by the amount of carbohydrate in the diet), especially in those at highest risk of diabetes complications,” said lead researcher Professor David  Jenkins from the University of Toronto.