Healthy Oils: Fact versus Fiction: Fact Versus Fiction

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ABC-CLIO, Aug 20, 2014 - Health & Fitness - 233 pages
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In the past, consumers were warned to avoid eating foods made with coconut oil, but more recently opinions about this oil have shifted. Many people now consider olive oil to be the most healthful—but is there truth behind this idea? Today's consumers are constantly bombarded with claims regarding consumption of oils, yet references to the scientific studies assumedly behind these statements are rare. This book dispels the common myths about oils, examines the health claims associated with popular oils and fats, and presents useful information backed by scientific findings.

The book's 47 entries cover common oils such as canola and olive oil to less commonly used oils, such as argan, avocado, and krill oil. The research results are gathered from international, peer-reviewed journals, providing readers with information from credible sources. An ideal resource for nutritionists, nutrition students, and anyone seeking scientifically backed information about the health benefits of oils, Healthy Oils: Fact versus Fiction serves as an indispensible tool for making informed health decisions.

 

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Contents

Almond Oil
1
Argan Oil
6
Avocado Oil
10
Borage Seed Oil
15
Canola Oil
19
Overview
24
Coconut Oil and Cardiovascular Health
40
Cod Liver Oil
43
Olive Oil and Colorectal Cancer
127
Olive Oil and Prostate Cancer
132
Olive Oil and Cardiovascular Health
136
Olive Oil and Diabetes
142
Olive Oil and Memory Function
147
Olive Oil and Skin
151
Olive Oil and Weight Management
155
Peanut Oil
159

Evening Primrose Oil
48
Overview
53
Fish Oil and AgingRelated Issues
58
Fish Oil and Arthritis
62
Fish Oil and Bone Health
66
Fish Oil and Cancer
70
Fish Oil and Cardiovascular Health
75
Fish Oil and Childrens Health
79
Fish Oil and Pregnancy
83
Fish Oil and Psychiatric Health
87
Overview
91
Flaxseed Oil and Cardiovascular Health
97
Jojoba Oil
101
Krill Oil
105
Overview
110
Olive Oil and Bone Health
115
Olive Oil and Cancer
119
Olive Oil and Breast Cancer
123
Peppermint Oil
164
Pumpkin Seed Oil
169
Red Palm Oil
173
Rice Bran Oil
177
Safflower Oil
181
Overview
186
Salmon Oil and Memory Function
190
Saw Palmetto Oil
194
Sea Buckthorn Oil
198
Sesame Oil
203
Sunflower Oil
208
Walnut Oil
212
Wheat Germ Oil
216
Glossary
221
Index
225
About the Authors
235
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About the author (2014)

Myrna Chandler Goldstein has been a freelance writer for 25 years.

Mark A. Goldstein, MD, is chief of adolescent and young adult medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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