Big Claims for the “Drop of Health” Oil

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June 9 2014 4:00 PM

The New, Improved Cancer-Preventing Vegetable Oil​?

Scientists are calling it the “Drop of Health.”

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Researchers at Poland's Academy of Science have developed a rapeseed oil—dubbed the “Drop of Health”—which is, apparently, far superior to anything on the market. In addition to taste and shelf life, the miracle oil's alleged added benefits include the prevention of illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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