Corn Oil


Potentially Harmful
A refined vegetable oil extracted from corn.
Health Impact
Corn oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids, which throws off our bodies healthy balance of omega 3 to 6 and leads to chronic inflammation. Vegetable oils contain unsaturated fats that oxidize when exposed to heat, triggering inflammation in the body. Oil is typically extracted using the chemical solvent hexane. Heating corn oil produces acrylamide, an anti-nutrient compound classified as a potential carcinogen and liked to nerve, hormone, and muscle dysfunction.
Formation of acrylamide from lipids
Healthy intakes of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids: estimations considering worldwide diversity
An Increase in the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio Increases the Risk for Obesity
Health implications of high dietary omega-6 polyunsaturated Fatty acids
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