Palm oil may not be healthiest substitute for trans fats

07/26/2013 | National Public Radio

Palm oil is being used as a healthier alternative to trans fat in foods, but it is high in saturated fat and one study found it raised cholesterol levels. Tufts University nutrition professor Alice Lichtenstein says the better substitute for palm oil would be a vegetable oil such as soybean or canola, which contain more unsaturated fats.

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