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.

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Liver disease

Red palm oil supplementation may reduce lipid peroxidation and monocyte tissue factor in chronic liver disease patients

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.

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breast cancer

New study shows high carotenoid intake may decrease breast cancer risk

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 […]

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