A randomized, controlled study reveals that red palm oil (RPO, enriched with high levels of tocotrienols, tocopherols and carotenoids) supplementation decreases lipid peroxidation and endotoxemia (the presence of heat stable toxin derived from certain gram negative bacteria in the blood), production of inflammatory cytokines, and monocyte tissue factor (TF) in chronic liver disease patients.
Researchers around the world are studying Malaysian sustainable palm oil, and how it fits into a healthy diet. There is a lot to understand about palm oil. This healthy oil is a rich source of vitamin E tocotrienols and has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol. Studies have also shown promising results in reducing stroke damage, limiting diabetes symptoms and protecting skin from UV damage.
These posts share research findings and other scientific reports on nutrition, fats and Malaysian sustainable palm oil.
A cross-sectional study reveals that high concentration of serum carotenoids is positively correlated to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in middle-aged and elderly Chinese adults, especially in women.
There are epidemiologic data that do not support the position that saturated fatty acids represent a risk to the development of cardiovascular disease. There are also data that suggest dietary saturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of stroke.
Once again, the health benefits of high carotenoid intake especially alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, as this study reveals, is linked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes.
A new study – the largest nested case-control to date – demonstrates that high plasma concentration of carotenoids (alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) lowers the risk of developing Estrogen Receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer (i.e., growth of cancer cells that is independent of estrogen hormone). This study is part of the large EPIC study (the European Prospective Investigation […]
This large and over a decade study confirms that alpha- and beta-carotene play an important role in supporting eye health (AMD), when taking together with lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin.
ExcelVite announces the findings of a newly published research study which shows that EVNol, a natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex induces autophagy and apoptosis in breast cancer cells without affecting non-cancerous cells.
This study basically opens the path for tocotrienol as the next primary natural alternative for people suffering from peptic ulcers since there is a growing interest in alternative therapies and the use of natural products for gastric health.
New research confirms that clean eating is on our minds as we shop the supermarket aisles. Shoppers are seeking products with shorter ingredient legends and more information about where those ingredients come from.
Milled whole grains lose their vitamin E when exposed to air. So unless you’re baking with, and consuming, those grains within two days of their grinding, you’re missing out on this potent antioxidant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of baking with soybean or canola oil, an Australian food scientist suggests using palm […]