According to a new study, consuming polyunsaturated fats in high quantity, while good for the heart, may lead to inflammatory bowel disease.
Experts believe that in one third of ulcerative colitis cases, high consumption of linoleic acid found in foods like healthy margarines, may be cause of concern.
The researchers also found that a diet rich in another type of fat, omega 3 fatty acid found in oily fish such as salmon and herring, reduced the likelihood of developing ulcerative colitis by 77%.
Linoleic acid is a naturally occurring essential fatty acid, present in a variety of foods, including the oils of seeds and nuts, such as sunflower, safflower, soya, corn seeds or walnut oils.
Source: BBC NEWS