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Role of Healthy Oils in the Diet

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This document reviews the scientific research, nutritional guidelines, and regulatory issues that need to be considered when manufacturers and consumers choose a cooking oil. NuSun sunflower oil outshines other oils for commercial use by providing optimal health benefits, great taste and performance, while remaining trans fat-free.

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Cardiovascular Benefit of NuSun® Oil

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For the first time, a controlled clinical study shows the heart-health benefit of using NuSun sunflower oil. Substituting two tablespoons of NuSun sunflower oil daily in place of saturated fat had a signficantly cholesterol-lowering effect than substituting a similiar amount of olive oil. The complete results of the Penn State NuSun human clinical trial has been published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July 2005 No. 7 Pages 1080-1086. The publication can be accessed via or in most public libraries. A summary of the Penn State study is available by clicking on the file name below.

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Science Backgrounder On NuSun® Diet Study

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To test the heart-health benefits of NuSun® sunflower oil, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University compared healthful diets with either NuSun® or olive oil, to the average American diet.

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Mid- or High-Oleic Oil Affect on Diet

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Robert J. Nicolosi, Benjamin Woolfreya, Thomas A. Wilsona, Patrick Scollina, Garry Handelmana, Robert Fisherb. "Decreased aortic early atherosclerosis and associated risk factors in hypercholesterolemic hamsters fed a high- or mid-oleic acid oil compared to a high-linoleic acid oil", Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 15 (2004) 540-547

Abstract: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of diets containing mid- or high-linoleic oil versus the typical high-linoleic sunflower oil on LDL oxidation and the development of early atherosclerosis in a hypercholesterolemic hamster model. Download a PDF of the complete research findings by clicking on the file name below. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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