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What is Corn Oil Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Corn Oil in Food

Corn oil is used in salads and for cooking purposes. It is highly digestible and also has the benefit of an anti-oxidant. It contains Linoleic acid which is an essential component responsible for integrality of skin, cell membranes, immune system and also for production of icosanoids. Icosanoids in turn are essential for regulation of the functions of the reproductive, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal systems and also increases resistance to diseases. Corn oil is highly effective in lowering serum cholesterol level when used for cooking. Long term dietary use of corn oil can induce colon cancer. According to some researches omega-6 fatty acid found in corn oil in high quantity is responsible for a number of diseases and depression. A high intake of omega-6 fatty acids increases the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 16:54

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