High Oleic Sunflower Oil Favorably Impacts Health
SUMMARY: A diet rich in high-oleic-acid sunflower oil favorably alters low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and factor VII coagulant activity.
FINDINGS: Substitution of foods rich in saturated fat with foods rich in high-oleic-acid sunflower oil and margarine has favorable outcomes on blood lipids and factor VIIc. This oil presents another useful source of MUFA for diets aimed at prevention of heart disease.
A more detailed abstract of this research is available via the Journal of the American Dietetic Association web site (www.adajournal.org). The research appeared in the July 2005 issue, pages 1071-1079.
AUTHORS: Margaret A. Allman-Farinelli, PhD; Kerry Gomes, MBBS; Emmanual J. Favaloro, PhD; Peter Petocz, PhD.