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Palm oil and health: a case of manipulated perception and misuse of science.
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PMID:  20823485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In the 1980s, a combination of forces came together to convince the public that food products containing tropical oils contributed to their risk of coronary heart disease. Tropical oils were competing with the U.S. soy bean oil market as an alternative vegetable oil, yet they were higher in saturated fat, which had become the target of the health promotion community for its theoretical association with coronary heart disease risk. Successful national campaigns were undertaken to force food manufacturers to remove tropical oils, including palm oil, from their products and to replace them with hydrogenated vegetable oils, resulting in increased intakes of trans-fatty acids, which later became the target of the same advocacy groups. Today palm oil is being touted as a suitable replacement for hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Donald J McNamara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1541-1087     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Nutr     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215879     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240S-244S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eggs for Health Consulting, Washington, DC, USA.
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