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Q. Palm Oil vs. Palm Kernel Oil

A. They both come from palm trees, but there the similarity ends. Palm oil comes from the palm fruit, while palm kernel oil is extracted from the palm seed. And while over 80 percent of the fat in palm kernel oil is saturated, only 50 percent of palm oil is, making it easier on arteries. Palm oil's reddish or golden color is a clue that it also contains a fair amount of heart-healthy carotenoids. Some research even suggests that the fatty acids in palm oil don't raise cholesterol the way saturated fats traditionally do.

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Dietary cholesterol can certainly raise blood cholesterol, however, it does not raise blood cholesterol as significant as saturated fat and trans-fat do. This is an evidence-based finding.

Anonymous

06/09/2012 - 5:15pm

cholesterol is an animal product. there is not any cholesterol in plant oils. rethink you conclusion above

— Anonymous

04/16/2012 - 2:45pm

RETHINK your POST !!!!!
Cholesterol is a product PRODUCED by animals (including Humans) and CAN be raised by eating fats, sugars, carbs etc. The article clearly said they don't RAISE levels...not include them.

Anonymous

05/21/2012 - 1:05pm

cholesterol is an animal product. there is not any cholesterol in plant oils. rethink you conclusion above

Anonymous

04/16/2012 - 2:45pm

Saturated Fat has a bad rap. The latest studies have have not shown any correlation between consumption of Saturated Fat and CVD or CHD. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20071648 is just one. Other studies have shown that Sat Fat raises both the HDL and LDL so pretty much a wash there. While too much fat is bad, mostly because of the high calories density. Saturated fat is certainly not as bad as most seem to think and some may even be good for you ;-)

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07/30/2010 - 11:26am

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