On Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 1998, Oprah Winfrey's show with Dr. Bob Arnot and other researchers commented about the link between hydrogenated oils and breast cancer. Studies show there is a 40% increase in breast cancer in women eating hydrogenated oils. They also presented evidence concerning how adding essential fatty acids to your diet reduces tumors by 50%.
Hydrogenated oils and the resulting trans fatty acids are silent killers. Research studies show conclusively that they cause non-insulin dependent type II diabetes, or hyperinsulinemia. This is a disease which can eventually burn out the pancreas and cause insulin dependent diabetes.
These changed molecular oils dramatically increase the risk of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, other types of cancers and auto-immune diseases.
Over 100 research studies show how harmful these oils are to the human body. However, these findings have been largely ignored by the mass media and the FDA.
In addition, the Commercial Edible Food Industry has suppressed these research findings for sometime.
Why? Money and lots of it!
Food processing companies and the companies that own the patents on this process would lose billions of dollars if they had to change their method of food production of hydrogenating oils.
The main reason oils are hydrogenated is that the hydrogenation of the oils act as a preservative. This leads to increased shelf life of products and less returns or spoilage of products.
But at what cost to the human body?
The human body needs the type of essential fatty acids that mother nature has provided.