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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yes. There is a Hope …


Researchers recently inserted a probe against palm oil and found surprising potential health benefits aside from its  infamous bad reputation. Palm oil, hard-shell red fruit, primary used for cheap cooking oil and congeals when cool-down makes it less appealing.   

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Palm oil contains tocotrienol, a form of Vitamin E, could help fight cancer and prevent strokes.  “Palm oil is the richest source of tocotrienol, says Pramod Khosla, an associate professor in the department of nutrition at Wayne State University in Detroit. He says numerous test-tube studies done over the past two decades in the U.S., Canada and Malaysia show tocotrienols are "very effective" in killing cancer cells. Now researchers worldwide are embarking on the critical next step: human clinical trials on cancer patients. "The reason the clinical trials are being done is because the preliminary findings are so promising," Khosla says.” – cited from http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2115331,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

I’ve lost several people in my life due to cancer and strokes, including my father, my father-in-law and one of my childhood friends at a very young age.” I am hoping all of these findings can shed more lights to the cancer sufferers. And someday, perhaps some of us or perhaps our next generations would benefit from the studies.

Hope you enjoy this journey with me on palm oil and perhaps someday, we will find the palm oil like the fish oil supplements in our local stores/pharmacies.

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

14 comments:

  1. I pray they find a cure--whatever that may be soon. I've also lost one too many people to that wretched cancer :(

    thanks for sharing this-I hope I hear more soon!

    Cheers, Jenn

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    1. Yeah ... let's hope for the best! Thanks Jenn!

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  2. I'm sorry you lost family to cancer - it's always hard. I do hope and pray that this works out.

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    1. Thank you Corinne for your kind words. Let's hope!

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  3. I hope the cure for cancer can be found in palm oil. That would be wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sherry and indeed it would be wonderful.

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  4. I have a lot of relatives who cook with palm oil a lot. I hope that it does turn out to be like fish oil and is proven to be beneficial to our health!

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    1. From what I read, "A good way for tocotrienols to be absorbed in the body, researchers say, is through high-dosage health supplements." Crossing my fingers!

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  5. honestly, just goes to show that we really don't know very much at all; it's hard to keep up with what is "bad" for us then what is "good" for us, and then it could be "bad" again...like calcium supplements for women. Do they or don't they cause heart attacks? My doctor tells me to keep taking them but then they're constantly in the news...Anyway, palm oil is in everything so if it's at least not bad for us I'm happy!

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    1. I hear you ... Funny you mentioned this, someone just told me the same thing. It is kind of showing how much, we human, know. The more we know, seem like the less we actually know.
      Let's hope for the best.

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  6. oh, PS, just saw my button here – thanks so much for putting it up! I've reposted the link as it evidently wasn't working. Found out Linkys don't like Safari but they do love Firefox.:)

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    1. You are very welcome, Sandra. And I am still trying to polish what I have written ... Somehow ... something is missing!

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