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Soy bean oil causes genetic disruptions in the brains of mice


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Soybean oil could affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

It's the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the United States.

Mice fed soybean oil had number of gene malfunctions.

Around 100 other genes also affected by the soybean oil diet.

Chemicals in the oil that are responsible for the changes have not been identified yet.

But for sure they are not linoleic acid or stigmasterol.

It's best to reduce consumption of soybean oil.

Research by University of California, Riverside published in the journal Endocrinology.

But other soy products and other vegetable oils do not cause malfunctioning of genes

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Endocrinology - an Oxford academic journal

Frances Sladek

Professor of Cell Biology & Toxicologist at University of California, Riverside

Margarita Curras-Collazo

Associate Professor of Neuroscience at University of California, Riverside

Poonamjot Deol

Assistant project scientist with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside is a campus of University of California System