Canola oil linked to Alzheimer's complications in new study

Despite being extracted from rapeseed plants, canola oil decreased a protein called Amyloid beta 1-40, which keeps amyloid beta 1-42 from making clumps. Working memory declined faster in mice engineered to get Alzheimers, who ate added canola oil.

A new animal study out of Temple University... has shown that the vegetable-based fat increases substances in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer's disease.

While canola oil, from the rapeseed plant shown here, can be healthy for our hearts, it might not be so good for Alzheimer's disease

"Even though canola oil is a vegetable oil, we need to be careful before we say that it is healthy," Praticò said. "Based on the evidence from this study, canola oil should not be thought of as being equivalent to oils with proven health benefits."

One such oil is olive oil, which Praticò and his team showed could actually reduce amyloid plaques in mouse models in a study earlier this year.

...  the study showed no impact from canola oil on other disease-related markers such as inflammation or tau – another protein linked to Alzheimer's  ...

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Thanks! I'll stick to olive oil...

Thanks, Ruth. Another reason not to use Canola (or any vegetable oil). Olive and coconut oils are all I use.

Noted, but the price of olive oil makes my wallet try to hide.

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