Rising demand for Malaysian palm oil due to health and sustainability

Natural, non-GMO, sustainably produced and balanced fat composition : These are all words increasingly used to describe Malaysian sustainable palm oil. According to a Credit Suisse financial analysis, this versatile oil is expected to become much more prevalent in the coming years. The Malaysian Palm Oil Council had long advocated this stance and agrees with this projection. We estimate demand for Malaysian palm oil to increase by 2030 in line with the Credit Suisse projections. The worldwide interest in healthy, natural fats and the global recognition of Malaysia’s sustainable palm oil industry are part of the reasons for this potential increase in its usage.

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Battling pancreatic, lung cancer with palm oil

The word “ordinary” never had a place in his vocabulary. He was brilliant, passionate and inspiring. And his death shocked the world. In October 2011, Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Though it is only the twelfth most common cancer in the world, pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of them all. According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in the United States, 94 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis and only 7 per cent will survive more than five years.

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Advantage Palm Oil, as US Bans Trans Fats

A decision made thousands of kilometres from Malaysia – in the offices of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – could have profound consequences for the future of the palm oil industry.

us-ban-trans-fatThe FDA has decided to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by 2018, due to their worrying levels of trans fats content. Trans fats have been widely regarded by scientists as a major negative factor for health and well-being.

Palm oil does not contain trans fats. Its beneficial and adaptable composition means that it does not require partial hydrogenation. It can serve the same purpose in food manufacture, but without health negatives. It is therefore a natural and healthy replacement for liquid oils.

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Vitamin E tocotrienol-tocopherol complex shows endothelial benefits: Rat data

A combination of tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol may help support endothelial function, but the effects were not observed when the tocotrienols were used alone, says a new study.

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Vitamin E tocotrienol-tocopherol complex shows endothelial benefits: Rat data

By Stephen DANIELLS

A combination of tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol may help support endothelial function, but the effects were not observed when the tocotrienols were used alone, says a new study.

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A Green Light for Red Palm Oil as Health Aid?

Red palm oil is produced in several areas, including Malaysia, West Africa and Ecuador. Oil pressed from the flesh of the fruit of the palm tree is naturally a deep orange color. But most palm fruit oil is bleached and refined at high temperatures, resulting in a yellow oil used in the food and cosmetics industries, says Johari Minal, Washington, D.C., regional manager of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, a government agency that promotes the country’s palm-oil industry. Red palm oil is refined either at lower temperatures or not heated at all during final processing, causing it to retain color and nutrients, he says.

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PINC 2015 – New Research to Focus on Tocotrienols and Renal Disease

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Palm International Nutra-Cosmeceutical Conference (PINC 2015)

International conference to focus attention on palm oil’s health benefits

Palm phytonutrients in the form of vitamin E tocotrienols,carotenoids and phenolics are emerging as exciting micronutrients for human health, backed by rapidly emerging scientific outputs. PINC 2015, starting 2 August 2015 aims to highlight these positive benefits from the palm oil industry. New Research to focus on tocotrienols and renal disease.

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In End-Stage Renal Disease Patients, Will Tocotrienols From Palm Oil Impact Restless Legs Syndrome?

End-stage renal disease (ERSD) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidneys function at under 10% to 15% of their normal capacity. At this stage, kidneys cannot effectively remove waste or excess fluid from the blood system, and dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary to live.

A team of researchers led by Pramod Khosla, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and food science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will study the effects of a daily supplement of a Tocotrienol-rich fraction from palm oil to see if it improves dyslipidemia, a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that may be manifested by a decrease in the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in patients with ESRD who are on hemodialysis. Tocotrienols are a form of Vitamin E and have been shown in recent years to have diverse health effects. In addition, Khosla’s team will explore the impact on symptoms such as inflammation and symptoms related to restless legs syndrome in the same cohort of patients.

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Wayne State researching effects of tocotrienols from palm oil in end-stage renal disease patients

DETROIT – End-stage renal disease (ERSD) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidneys function at under 10 to 15 percent of their normal capacity. At this stage, kidneys cannot effectively remove waste or excess fluid from the blood system, and dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary to live.

A team of researchers led by Pramod Khosla, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and food science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will study the effects of a daily supplement of a Tocotrienol-rich fraction from palm oil to see if it improves dyslipidemia, a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that may be manifested by a decrease in the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in patients with ESRD who are on hemodialysis. Tocotrienols are a form of Vitamin E and have been shown in recent years to have diverse health effects. In addition, Khosla’s team will explore the impact on symptoms such as inflammation and symptoms related to Restless Leg Syndrome in the same cohort of patients.

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Researched Skin Care Ingredients

Vitamin E is comprised of eight fat-soluble compounds (alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol, and alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocotrienol), with research showing  benefits to skin, especially from tocotrienols.

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