Some of the studies have indicated that the intake of vegetable oils with high omega-6 fat can lead to an increased risk of chronic inflammation.
The edible oils extracted from plants are commonly known as vegetable oil(linoleic acid). The common vegetable oils include soybean oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, and coconut oil.
The reason vegetable oils are considered heart-healthy is that studies consistently link polyunsaturated fat to a reduced risk of heart problems, compared with saturated fat.
However, some of the studies have revealed that vegetable oils with higher omega-6 fat can contribute to chronic inflammation associated with diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
Observational studies have also associated a high intake of omega-6 fat to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
But the studies have also depicted the scope of further analysis for representing the precise results. One of the studies has depicted that the Body Mass Index (BMI) and Alanine Transaminase(ALT) levels of sunflower oil users were significantly higher when compared to the users of other oils such as coconut oil.
Hence, Vegetable oils generally appear to be healthy, but oils with higher omega-6 fat can be avoided.