Claim- A recent documentary on palm oil plantations in Africa claims that recreating an experiment undertaken at a Swedish University proves that palm oil is unhealthy.


The documentary is deliberately misleading. The experiment in question was not about palm oil; but rather about saturated fats in general . Nutritionists pointed out in follow-up articles that saturated fat intake should not be blamed on palm oil – the biggest source of saturated fats are dairy and meat products.

The paradigm on saturated fats is rapidly changing, as more and more research shows that the old, outdated claim that saturated fats are harmful per se, is wrong and has been disproved.