But which sources of monounsaturated fats? Olive oil? Avocado? Sunflower?
Maybe. Maybe not.
You see, although the study compared the effects of 5 different oils on abdominal fat, three were oil blends not especially high in monosaturated fats. Only the two non-blends had a significantly positive effect.
Those who consumed canola or high-oleic canola oils on a daily basis for four weeks lowered their belly fat by 1.6 percent compared to those who consumed a flax/safflower oil blend. Abdominal fat was unchanged by the other two oils….
Aha! Canola oil. Hello, GMO! (More than 90% of all commercially grown rapeseed/canola is genetically modified.)
It will probably surprise exactly no one that this study was funded by the Canola Council of Canada and Dow Agrosciences (along with the Canadian government).