Here’s a study on the effects of Palm Oil on cholesterol levels.

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The key-point in the study.
“The main argument against the use of palm oil as an edible oil is the fact that it contains palmitic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid and by extrapolation should give rise to elevated total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. However, there are many scientific studies, both in animals and humans that clearly show that palm oil consumption does not give rise to elevated serum cholesterol levels and that palm oil is not atherogenic. Apart from palmitic acid, palm oil consists of oleic and linoleic acids which are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated respectively. Palm oil also consists of vitamins A and E, which are powerful antioxidants. Palm oil has been scientifically shown to protect the heart and blood vessels from plaques and ischemic injuries. Palm oil consumed as a dietary fat as a part of a healthy balanced diet does not have incremental risk for cardiovascular disease. Little or no additional benefit will be obtained by replacing it with other oils rich in mono or polyunsaturated fatty acids.”
The problem is that people fail to do any research or even bother to read. I have been trying to tell people that dietary cholesterol has no impact in a persons lipid profile. What affects your lipid profile is the cholesterol which your body produces as a result of inflammation caused by excess glucose and insulin in the body. Every living thing including plants produce cholesterol as it’s essential for life . Eggs, Palm oil etc do not affect these numbers and that is why people who stop eating sugar and starch experience a reversal of their hyperlipemia issues.

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