Red palm oil: nutritional, physiological and therapeutic roles in improving human wellbeing and quality of life

@article{Oguntibeju2009RedPO,
  title={Red palm oil: nutritional, physiological and therapeutic roles in improving human wellbeing and quality of life},
  author={Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju and Adriaan Johannes Esterhuyse and Ernest J. Truter},
  journal={British Journal of Biomedical Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={66},
  pages={216 - 222}
}
Abstract The link between dietary fats and cardiovascular disease has created a growing interest in dietary red palm oil research. Also, the link between nutrition and health, oxidative stress and the severity or progression of disease has stimulated further interest in the potential role of red palm oil (a natural antioxidant product) to improve oxidative status by reducing oxidative stress in patients with cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. In spite of its level of… 
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