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Canola oil causes cancer?
« on: 16/04/2004 03:59:01 »
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So many things you are told are good one day, you find out are not the next. I've been replacing vegetable oil with canola oil for probably the last 2 years. I am not wondering if I am causing myself harm. I think i'm going to go buy some vegetable oil and throw this crap out. If it is the oil of a seed known to cause cancer, what the hell am I doing eating it?!

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #1 on: 16/04/2004 04:57:09 »
This report doesn't scare me too much, it dosesn't cite one scientific study.  It seems to be really biased (possibly put out be the peantut industry?)
But if you can afford it, I say olive oil is the way to go anyways....I love that stuff!

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #2 on: 16/04/2004 13:47:44 »
Actually i wouldn't worry about it too much either considering the fact that it probably doesn't do a tremendous amount of damage...
Anyways if you notice just about anything can give you cancer if you abuse it so this isn't surprising

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #3 on: 16/04/2004 22:06:23 »
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Originally posted by christianchick

Actually i wouldn't worry about it too much either considering the fact that it probably doesn't do a tremendous amount of damage...
Anyways if you notice just about anything can give you cancer if you abuse it so this isn't surprising




So true. I think i'd rather be safe than sorry, though... so i'm not going to buy canola oil anymore I don't think. I do use Olive oil, too... i'll just use it more now.

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #4 on: 17/04/2004 09:15:35 »
You gotta look at the trade-offs.... High chance of heart disease, to a seemingly low chance of cancer.  (also how important is taste to you, because you could ideally just not use any oil)  its all a matter of priority, and this is likely different to everyone.  Another priority might be peace of mind...

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« Reply #5 on: 18/04/2004 19:14:47 »
Is there anything anywhere that is not related to it's own persoanl health scare ?....next it'll be good old H2O !! and then air will be bad for you,........I just think 'Life' itself should come with a government health warning !!!

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« Reply #6 on: 18/04/2004 22:56:29 »
Actually, the air in most cities is bad for you.  And even in the country it's not much better.  Water is pretty much the same.

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« Reply #7 on: 18/04/2004 23:01:26 »
RIGHTO...I'm holding my breath !!!..Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmmmmm..(passes out...Finally gets to sleep)

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« Reply #8 on: 16/04/2004 04:57:09 »
This report doesn't scare me too much, it dosesn't cite one scientific study.  It seems to be really biased (possibly put out be the peantut industry?)
But if you can afford it, I say olive oil is the way to go anyways....I love that stuff!

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« Reply #9 on: 16/04/2004 13:47:44 »
Actually i wouldn't worry about it too much either considering the fact that it probably doesn't do a tremendous amount of damage...
Anyways if you notice just about anything can give you cancer if you abuse it so this isn't surprising

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #10 on: 16/04/2004 22:06:23 »
quote:
Originally posted by christianchick

Actually i wouldn't worry about it too much either considering the fact that it probably doesn't do a tremendous amount of damage...
Anyways if you notice just about anything can give you cancer if you abuse it so this isn't surprising




So true. I think i'd rather be safe than sorry, though... so i'm not going to buy canola oil anymore I don't think. I do use Olive oil, too... i'll just use it more now.

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« Reply #11 on: 17/04/2004 09:15:35 »
You gotta look at the trade-offs.... High chance of heart disease, to a seemingly low chance of cancer.  (also how important is taste to you, because you could ideally just not use any oil)  its all a matter of priority, and this is likely different to everyone.  Another priority might be peace of mind...

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« Reply #12 on: 18/04/2004 19:14:47 »
Is there anything anywhere that is not related to it's own persoanl health scare ?....next it'll be good old H2O !! and then air will be bad for you,........I just think 'Life' itself should come with a government health warning !!!

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« Reply #13 on: 18/04/2004 22:56:29 »
Actually, the air in most cities is bad for you.  And even in the country it's not much better.  Water is pretty much the same.

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« Reply #14 on: 18/04/2004 23:01:26 »
RIGHTO...I'm holding my breath !!!..Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmmmmm..(passes out...Finally gets to sleep)

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #15 on: 20/04/2004 13:46:04 »
but i like oil...have you not seen the land o lakes butter commercial where they talk about how smooth the butter is with canola oitl?  yet i understand, it depends on how you wanna die i guess, cancer or being fat:)

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« Reply #16 on: 20/04/2004 22:34:13 »
Olive oil....just give me olive oil....and extra virgin olive oil, with some garlic and a smidgen of lemon, rubbed into a chunk of bread and grilled, with sweet tomatoes on top, drizzled with more olive oil...yummy !!!...err..did I mention that I like olive oil ?...........err...what is canola oil ?...is it a brand name in the states or is it an actual oil in itself ?

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #17 on: 20/04/2004 22:49:45 »
It's ok..I found it !..genetically altered rapeseed oil....hmmm...sounds delish !!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: 21/04/2004 04:04:13 »
I don't think it has to be genetically altered.  Canola is just another name for rapeseed oil.

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #19 on: 21/04/2004 08:02:52 »
oh neily-o-buddy you just made me huingry, that wasn't very nice!
do tehy really not have canola oil in the UK?  its like the most common oil you can buy over here!

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« Reply #20 on: 21/04/2004 10:55:04 »
Yep...we definitely have rapeseed oil Justy....as far as I know it's just not branded 'Canola'....well...I didn't recignise it anyway....yum yum !!

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #21 on: 22/04/2004 04:35:56 »
Good luck finding canola that's not GM.  Lots of bright yellow fields of canola up here.

Butter and olive oil taste good when blended.  Great on popcorn.

And I think what causes cancer is worrying about what causes cancer.;)
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« Reply #22 on: 22/04/2004 10:43:03 »
....yep those bright yellow fields are truly spectacular......and a big thumbs up about the popcorn !!...hmmmm !! *salivating*

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« Reply #23 on: 26/04/2004 07:44:30 »
oooo.... MIXING the butter and olive oil.... never trhought of that!!!....  I'm going home to try!!!

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Re: Canola oil causes cancer?
« Reply #24 on: 27/04/2004 03:49:16 »
Butter and olive oil go great together.  I cook with those a lot, especially making risotto.

I always thought canola oil was made from corn...shows what I know.  They don't cite a single study of its toxicity so I wouldn't worry too much.  If an Ames test turned up positive, I still wouldn't worry.  There are hundreds of carcinogenic compounds in your morning coffee according to the Ames test, but that doesn't mean you're going to get cancer from it.  



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