Soybean Oil Linked to Obesity and Neurological Problems – Chemical Free Life
The results of this most recent study investigating the health effects of industrialized soybean oil in processed foods revealed that it has pronounced effects on the hypothalamus–the area of the brain that regulates hormones responsible for body weight, metabolism, stress responses and reproductive functioning. While much more research is needed, in the recent animal study conducted on mice the researchers discovered over 100 genes adversely affected by soybean oil in the diet. The scientists believe this discovery could have ramifications not just for energy metabolism and weight control, but also for proper brain functioning and diseases such as autism and Parkinson’s disease. The takeaway from their findings, according to the researchers is: “The observed effects of soybean oil on hypothalamic gene expression could have important public health ramifications.” It should be noted that this latest study was conducted by the same researchers who previously discovered that soybean oil induces obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in mice.