Soybean Oil Study SCANDAL: Gut MicroBiome Damage Obscured

Soybean Oil Study SCANDAL: Gut MicroBiome Damage Obscured

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For years, the most well-researched members of the diet community have warned of the dangers of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as soybean oil, given their high propensity for inflammation, obesity, and disease. A six month, randomized controlled diet study run in China has given new evidence for those… …(Read more on the PricePlow Blog)

We are trying to minimize omega-6 intake in our house. Switched to pasture eggs, and making our own mayonnaise with high oleic sunflower oil (avocado oil mayo tastes “cardboard-y”. We bought a bunch of grass fed steaks to try out, but not sure if we will like the taste and texture as much.

One correction - Mann wasn’t lead author but is half-way down the authors list. He was however the spokesperson for the trial in New Zealand.
The trial does accurately represent the modern Chinese diet - most of the soy grown in the former Amazon rainforest goes to china for processing to oil and various other more-or-less toxic byproducts.
The rest of the diet wasn’t even described - how poor is that? You discover an “unhealthy” diet but don’t tell us what the sources of protein, fibre, carbohydrate were?
Obviously if the diets were different in types of fibre this could also affect the microbiome.