Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Webinar: Time for an Oil Change: Canola Oil and Heart Health

Presented by Leah Gillingham, MSc, a PhD candidate at the University of Manitoba.


Learning objectives:

  • Describe how the properties of canola oil, namely monounsaturated fat, alpha-linolenic acid, and plant sterols, contribute to both current and recommended intakes
  • Identify the value of isocaloric replacement of other dietary oils and refined carbohydrates with canola oil
  • Recognize the potential mechanisms whereby monounsaturated fat, alpha-linolenic acid, and plant sterols found in canola oil may reduce cardiovascular disease risk
  • Review the scientific research supporting the cardioprotective properties of canola oil