Healthy Oils: Fact versus Fiction, 1st Edition

  • Myrna Chandler Goldstein
  • Mark A. Goldstein, MD
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1440828768
  • ISBN-13: 9781440828768
  • DDC: 612.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

  • Price:  Sign in for price



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 findingsThe 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Almond Oil.
2: Argan Oil.
3: Avocado Oil.
4: Borage Seed Oil.
5: Canola Oil.
6: Coconut Oil: Overview.
7: Coconut Oil and Cardiovascular Health.
8: Cod Liver Oil.
9: Evening Primrose Oil.
10: Fish Oil: Overview.
11: Fish Oil and Aging-Related Issues.
12: Fish Oil and Arthritis.
13: Fish Oil and Bone Health.
14: Fish Oil and Cancer.
15: Fish Oil and Cardiovascular Health.
16: Fish Oil and Children's Health.
17: Fish Oil and Pregnancy.
18: Fish Oil and Psychiatric Health.
19: Flaxseed Oil: Overview.
20: Flaxseed Oil and Cardiovascular Health.
21: Jojoba Oil.
22: Krill Oil.
23: Olive Oil: Overview.
24: Olive Oil and Bone Health.
25: Olive Oil and Cancer.
26: Olive Oil and Breast Cancer.
27: Olive Oil and Colorectal Cancer.
28: Olive Oil and Prostate Cancer.
29: Olive Oil and Cardiovascular Health.
30: Olive Oil and Diabetes.
31: Olive Oil and Memory Function.
32: Olive Oil and Skin.
33: Olive Oil and Weight Management.
34: Peanut Oil.
35: Peppermint Oil.
36: Pumpkin Seed Oil.
37: Red Palm Oil.
38: Rice Bran Oil.
39: Safflower Oil.
40: Salmon Oil: Overview.
41: Salmon Oil and Memory Function.
42: Saw Palmetto Oil.
43: Sea Buckthorn Oil.
44: Sesame Oil.
45: Sunflower Oil.
46: Walnut Oil.
47: Wheat Germ Oil.
About the Authors.