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Omega-3s Found In Canola Oil Shown To Help Prevent Colon Cancer

April 22, 2011 by  

Omega-3s found in canola oil shown to help prevent colon cancerIn a mouse model, researchers from South Dakota State University showed that incorporating canola oil into a diet may significantly cut the risk of developing colon cancer.

Compared to rodents that were put on two different control diets, the canola oil-fed mice had 58 percent fewer instances of tumors, and their tumors on average were 90 percent smaller.

Previously, the team of scientists had tested the efficacy of flaxseed oil on inhibiting tumor growth with promising results. While canola oil contains about 40 percent less omega-3 fatty acids than flaxseed oil, the former is more common and has more culinary uses, which led the researchers to test it as well.

"You could not use flax oil for frying. If people start using canola oil — replacing other oils with canola oil — it gives them the advantage of including omega-3s in their diet," said lead researcher Chandradhar Dwivedi.

While the American Cancer Society reports that the rates of colorectal cancer have been steadily declining over the past 20 years due to prevention technology, the average person still has a 5.1 percent chance of developing the disease in the course of their lifetime.

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  • Richard Pawley

    Here is something I wrote elsewhere on Canola Oil: “Many people would be surprised to learn that prior to a generation ago there was no such plant as a Canola Plant. I started picking up on the dangers of Canola (CANadian Oil, Low Acid = CANOLA, which is a genetically created concoction much like HFCS or High Fructose Corn Syrup). At the time I ceased to cook with it but was still using it for my hands because of psoriasis as it seemed to sink in and really help whereas other oils were just temporary. Then I noticed that it was dissolving the steering wheel of my car! That’s when I stopped using it. I did a lot of research and for a number of years now I use organic butter on the few things that I use butter on, organic coconut oil for cooking, french fries and scrambled eggs, and the few things that I fry, as well grape seed oil and organic apple vinegar on salads. I do not use any soybean oil or corn oil or cotton seed oil or anything that has that in them which is pretty much all prepared foods – because they are all GMO and cheaper than using quality oils. I do not use flaxseed oil as it can go rancid in as few as 15 minutes but I do use organic flax meal which I keep refrigerated and I usually add a heaping teaspoonful to soups and cereals and spaghetti sauces. As it is 86 to 93% of soy, cotton and corn are now all genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically ‘engineered’. In Europe those who buy such food must be warned that they are eating GMO if such is in the package but the Monsanto controlled FDA in this country allows no such warning. In fact I have read that the Wikileaks documents reveal that the U.S. has been trying to pressure the Europeans to use such products and seeds, and that we have required the Iraq’s to use them. Monsanto is the company that made Agent Orange to kill off the jungles in Vietnam and now they and a few others like them almost control the world’s food supply through their franken-foods that never existed in nature and are unlike anything God or nature ever invented (at least on this planet). Already farmers are complaining that GMO animal feeds are causing spontaneous abortions in cows and pigs and Monsanto, but we are constantly assured that they are safe for Americans because government scientists say so. Afraid of the monster they have unleashed on an unsuspecting public more than 15 years ago, Monsanto is requiring farmers to sign agreements that they (the farmers) will be forever responsible for whatever future effect their GMO seeds might have (on them? the public? the food supply?). Additionally the farmers must have anyone who buys their farm in the future sign a similar agreement. I know I wouldn’t buy a farm that had ever had GMO plants grown on it! Is it any wonder that more and more people are growing their own natural and heirloom quality seeds (that reproduce). In India well over 150,000 farmers have commit suicide over the years when they were sold a bill of goods and their crops failed because they could not afford all the expensive chemicals required to maintain the the GMO seeds they planted. In “The Last Days of the Late Great United States and the Great Famine that Followed” and even in my 2006 autobiography, I recommended that a person start a Victory Gardens as citizens did in WWII if at all possible and to begin buying buying from local farmers who do not use GMO seeds or the chemical Round-Up.
    Congress has for some time been trying to pass a bill that would allow the Federal Government to control even a private garden if the person dared to sell or even share any foods from it and to enforce the rules that million dollar super farms are supposed to comply with on all small family farms as well. This of course would bankrupt smaller farms. So far the public has been interested enough to keep this from happening. This is all done in the interest of health, of course, whereas they allow fluoride in the water and toothpaste, artificial bovine hormones in milk and cheese and ice cream, and horrendous chemicals on strawberries and other popular foods, all of which are illegal in most advanced nations on earth. Some are convinced that the hormones in non-organic meat and the ones in milk and milk products are responsible for the increasing cases of very early sexual maturity in girls as young as eight year old. Likewise a tremendous increase in autism has been seen since we started giving young children 30 plus vaccines instead of the three or four we got as children and the introduction of GMO foods. The fact that the Amish who do not use chemicals on their farms, and certainly not Genetically Modified Organisms or seed, have autism rates as low as everyone else did before GMO foods were introduced is discounted as “it couldn’t be that” so autism remains a mystery to be treated like cancer, but never to be solved. I personally believe it might be a combination of the two, along with other chemicals we breath and eat. There is much to learn but if you want to be healthy when the dollar and the economy collapses in the future or when health care becomes sparse due to – well, I won’t go into that here – but I would highly suggest that you begin to eat and drink better than most Americans eat and drink so you won’t get the diseases that most Americans get.”

    For a few other reasons why you should avoid Canola Oil go here:

    • http://(e-mail,orphone,anytime Michael L Morgan,D.Sc,

      Dear Sir Pawley, I did not know of you prior to today, but I applaud this article: & “3 cheers” are not enuff!! I was about to write much of that, when I saw your post! “Good lookin’ out”, as they say, referring to your pertinent vigilance! We need more like you to inveigh more like this! & more often! I especially like your close: To avoid what befalls others, do other than as they do! Inspired? Certainly, inspirational! Your colleague, M.L.M., D.Sc.

  • Gregor

    For The Record… There’s NO SUCH THING, as a CANOLA. There’s peanut oil, from peanuts…Coconut oil from Coconuts,.. Olive oil from Olives,…etc. BUT!.. Ever hear of a Canola Tree or a canola plant? Not likely [.] CANOLA is a marketing name. ie. CANADIAN OIL.
    Its actually derived from RAPESEED Plant. Rapeseed oil is toxic to humans. It’s been used as an industrial lubricant for years. The manufactuers of Rapeseed Oil ( Canola Oil) say they’ve solved that problem. Not likely. Canola Oil is cheap. It’s on the lines of Cottonseed oil, in that regard. It’s now used in hundreds of American food products, thanks to ‘Our friends’ at the FDA, who ‘Approved’ of CANOLA OIL, in a fast track fashion for several thousands of ‘expedited’ approval dollars. We all know, what the FDA does, and how many product ‘ they approve of’ that are recalled yearly, that harm, disable, and kill humans. Their record speaks volumes.
    Canola oil IS NOT recommended for human consumption. Stay with the healthy oils such as Oil Oil and Coconut oil and a few others.
    Do the research yourselves. Remember, we are what we eat and drink. The food and beverage manufacturers are only interested in one thing, and thats PROFITS, whether its problematic to your health or not.
    READ THE LABELS. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, don’t buy it, unless You know what it is and what it does to your health [.]
    You won’t believe what their putting and hiding in your foods today. Bon Appetit All.


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