“Recently I’ve been seeing ads on television saying that corn oil is better than olive oil for lowering cholesterol. I've always used olive oil and canola oil. Now, I’m thinking of changing from canola oil to corn oil. Should I make the switch?”
I bet Cindy's not the only one who has been seeing these ads. Makers of corn oil are spending a lot of money right now to promote the results of a study showing that a diet rich in corn oil reduced cholesterol more than a diet rich in olive oil.
Monica Reinagel, MS,LD/N, CNS, is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef, author of Nutrition Diva’s Secrets for a Healthy Diet, and host of the Nutrition Diva podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips.
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