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 fats of dairy origin, in particular, would seem unrelated to the risk, while for palmitic acid, the main fatty acid of palm oil, the evidence is less unambiguous.

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