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This Food May Be a Major Reason for the Worldwide Obesity Crisis

Over the past three decades, trade agreements have made vegetable oil cheaper and easier to produce, export, and import. This has had some positive externalities, as Benton points out. Namely, it's helped reduce famine in a big way, and has allowed the "poorest of poor access to cheap calories."

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This concept was the driving force behind the development of the Zone Diet in late 1980s. It is only when you mix high levels of omega-6 fatty acids with high levels of insulin that you increase cellular inflammation that drives obesity as well as virtually every other chronic disease. It’s nice to see if being recognized in the popular press.

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