What the Experts Are Saying About Palm Oil

What the Experts Are Saying About Palm Oil
The following quotations are from medical professionals and researchers who have spend years studying the health aspects of palm oil and it individual components.

"We have that negative view of palm oil in the United States - a perspective I have been trying to change for many years! New studies support the fact that palm oil should indeed have a place in a prudent diet, contradicting a myth that is peculiar only to this country... My friends in the Asian Pacific Rim eat high levels of palm oil and have a very low incidence of breast cancer. Anecdotal, to be sure, but now understood and confirmed by so many reputable studies."
Betty Kamen, PhD.

"A number of controlled human studies in Europe, the United States, and Asia, in addition to animal studies, have confirmed that there is no significant rise in serum total cholesterol when palm oil is used as an alternative to other fats in the habitual diet (providing most of the dietary fat)."
Khalid A. Madani, M.P.H., D.Sc.

"The results of recent research on the effects on blood cholesterol of palm oil (or its liquid fractions like palm olein) agree that the substitution of palm fruit oil for the usual fats in the diet does not result in elevation of blood cholesterol."
Gene A. Spiller, PhD, CNS
The Trans Fats Dilemma and Natural Palm Oil

"The benefits of palm oil to health include reduction in risk of arterial thrombosis and atherosclerosis, inhibition of endogenous cholesterol biosynthesis, platelet aggregation, and reduction in blood pressure."
D.O. Edem
Plan Foods for Human Nutrition 2002;57:319-341

"Palm oil is endowed with a good mixture of natural antioxidant and together with its balanced composition of the different classes of fatty acids, makes it a safe, stable, and versatile addible oil with many positive health attributes."
N. Chandrasekharan.
Medical Journal of Malaysia 1999;54:408-427

"Owing to its high content of phytonutrients with antioxidant properties, the possibility exists that palm fruit offers some health advantages by reducing lipid oxidation, oxidative stress and free radical damage. Accordingly, use of palm fruit or its phytonutrient-rich fractions, particularly water-soluble antioxidants, may confer some protection against a number of disorders or diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancers, cataracts and macular degeneration, cognitive impairment, and Al-zheimer's disease."
Ray Sahelian, MD

"Numerous studies have confirmed the nutritional value of palm oil... Palm oil in balanced diets generally reduced blood cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides while raising the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Improved lipoprotein (a) and Apo-A levels were also demonstrated from palm oil diets."
A.S. Ong and S.H. Goh
Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2002;23:11-22

"Dietary supplementation of tocotrienols (in palm oil) may provide significant health benefits in lowering the risk of breast cancer in women."
P.W. Sylvester and S.J. Shah.
Frontiers in Bioscience 2005;10:699-709

"Tocotrienols (from palm oil) are one of the most potent anticancer agents of all natural compounds."
Y. Yano, International Journal of Cancer 2005;115:839-846

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