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For years, we got it wrong on saturated fat

SATURATED  fat is not unhealthy. This is a clear and unambiguous conclusion from a new meta-analysis recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), an affiliate of the world-renowned British Medical Journal (BMJ). As highlighted in www.theoilpalm.org, leading scientists from the United Kingdom and United States have stated that the world “urgently requires a... View Article

Fruit and vegetable intake influences obesity risk in Mexican-American children

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, new research suggests. Ravindranath Duggirala, professor in the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Jairam K. P. Vanamala, associate... View Article

Study unveils novel pathway for tocotrienol (EVNol SupraBio) in hair follicle growth

New Jersey, USA – Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center uncovered a novel pathway for hair follicular regeneration. Palm tocotrienol complex (EVNol SupraBio™) is shown to induce hair follicle growth via protein expression of epidermal E-cadherin dependent beta-catenin – the key signaling molecule for inducing pluripotent stem cells in the adult skin. In... View Article

Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Lycopene Demonstrate Inverse Correlation To Parkinson’s Disease

A new study reveals that low serum alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene contribute to increased risk and progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this study, serum levels of antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, retinol, alpha- and gamma-tocopherol, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin were measured and compared between 104 patients with idiopathic PD (Early PD (Hoehn and Yahr... View Article

“100 years of glory and the next horizon” – The Star

By: Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (Minister, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia) AS I sat down to write this, news has begun to stream in on the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election. It is my hope that a centrist president will view palm oil in a rational fashion and facilitate both... View Article

Palm Mixed-Carotene Increases Age-Related Decline Level of Alpha-Carotene

A new and interesting cross-sectional study of 2118 women and men, with age-stratified from 35 to 74 year-old are recruited from six European countries on carotenoids, was recently published. In this study, the researchers reviewed and examined plasma carotenoids (alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, alpha- and gamma-tocopherol, and retinol) and their association with... View Article

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