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Food Science

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

1991

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Food Use And Health Effects Of Soybean And Sunflower Oils, Simin N. Meydani, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Pamela J. White, Scott H. Goodnight, Charles E. Elson, Margo Woods, Sherwood L. Gorbach, Ernst J. Schaefer Oct 1991

Food Use And Health Effects Of Soybean And Sunflower Oils, Simin N. Meydani, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Pamela J. White, Scott H. Goodnight, Charles E. Elson, Margo Woods, Sherwood L. Gorbach, Ernst J. Schaefer

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

This review provides a scientific assessment of current knowledge of health effects of soybean oil (SBO) and sunflower oil (SFO). SBO and SFO both contain high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) (60.8 and 69%, respectively), with a PUFA:saturated fat ratio of 4.0 for SBO and 6.4 for SFO. SFO contains 69% C18:2n-6 and less than 0.1% C18:3n-3, while SBO contains 54% C18:2n-6 and 7.2% C18:3n-3. Thus, SFO and SBO each provide adequate amounts of C18:2n-6, but of the two, SBO provides C18:3n-3 with a C18:2n-6:C18 ...