Palm oil and human health: Nutrition Foundation of Italy symposium

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According to the NFI study, the effects on health, relative to the consumption of palm oil, are similar to the consumption of other oils rich in saturated fats. There is no scientific evidence that establish with absolute certainty the consequentiality between consumption of palm oil and the onset of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the study […]

French Food and Health Fund: all nutritional, social and environmental aspects related to palm oil

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Palm oil could be found in many food products that we consume every day. In recent years its use has been the subject of controversies related to the alleged harmfulness. The scientific study, of the prestigious French Fund for Food and Health, finally clarifies the situation, clearing the lies that have fueled the collective phobia […]

Stiftung Warentest: a comparative study of Germany’s most prestigious consumer association on hazelnut creams

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The test carried out last April by Stiftung Warentest, the largest and most recognized consumer association in Germany, on 21 hazelnut creams has produced interesting results. The research has been structured with different indicators: taste, levels of potentially harmful substances, nutritional and physiological abilities, packaging and labeling. Among the creams examined there is also Nutella, which contains […]

FAO / WHO: exposure of a consumer’s average diet to 3-MCPD contaminants is irrelevant to health

A recent report of the joint venture between the FAO and the WHO has reviewed recent experiments and literature on contaminants in food. Regarding the presence of the 3-MCPD contaminant, chloropropandiol, which would be formed during the processing of vegetable oils and fats at temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius, the Examining Commission notes that: “The […]

Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

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Several doctors, on the basis of numerous systematic reviews of empirical and prospective studies, have called for a revaluation regarding the guidelines on diet models. The purpose is to re-evaluate the effects of saturated fats for health. In recent years, in fact, public health has concentrated its efforts on the elimination of trans fats from […]

Italian Institute of Health’s Opinion on Palm Oil

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Scientific literature does not mention the existence of specific components of palm oil capable of causing adverse health effects, but leads them to the high content of saturated fatty acids in palm oil compared to other food ingredients. Therefore, it was decided to propose in this opinion an exposure assessment comparing the contribution of palm […]

Palm oil and blood lipid–related markers of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary intervention trials

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The role of saturated fatty acids in determining an increase in coronary risk has been reduced. In recent years, by a series of evidences, and in particular by a meta-analysis that has not found any association between their consumption and the probability of incurring a heart attack or a cerebral stroke. The consumption of saturated […]

Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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For over fifty years, saturated fats have been considered unhealthy due to their strong relationship with cardiovascular risks. The meta-analysis of Chowdhury et al. contests what for years has seemed an irrefutable cornerstone of healthy eating, arguing that most of the evidence supporting the penalization of saturated fats is based on observational data, mostly derived […]