Are seed oils harmful?


The debate around seed oils is complex and polarized, as discussed by . Some believe that seed oils contribute significantly to health issues like obesity and inflammation. However, evidence suggests that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats (commonly found in seed oils) may have neutral or even positive effects on health markers such as inflammation. The key issue often lies not in the type of oil itself but in the excess caloric intake associated with high consumption of any oils. It is also important to recognize the need for more nuanced understanding, as not all seed oils are the same and their effects can vary based on the specific fatty acids they contain 1 2.

Seed Oils Debate

Andrew and Layne discuss the debate surrounding seed oils, with some arguing that they are the source of all health problems and others arguing the opposite. While seed oils have negatively contributed to overall health, randomized control trials show that substituting saturated fats for polyunsaturated fats has neutral or positive effects on inflammation.

Huberman Lab

Dr Layne Norton: The Science of Eating for Health, Fat Loss & Lean Muscle | Huberman Lab Podcast #97