Palm Oil And Degenerative Diseases


Augustine S.H. Ong , Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care




palm oil, nutritional quality, degenerative disease


The production, refining and processing of palm oil will be outlined. This will be followed by an account of its composition, properties and applications in food products. Recent developments on the nutritional attributes of palm oil will be reviewed. The observations on these properties especially the nutritional quality of palm oil will be interpreted in the light of recent hypotheses including the role of free radicals in degenerative diseases.