“Under suspicion: Palm oil could fuel cancer”

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The renowned Austrian newspaper “Der Standard" publishes a report on palm oil and its effects on health, which has aroused the readers’ interest and generated more than 250 comments.

The article includes a reference to the research on the relationship between fat and metastasis (cancer spread) performed by Salvador Aznar Benitah and Gloria Pascual at IRB Barcelona.

This study identifies metastasis-initiating cells and suggests a major component of many types of fat, including palm oil, may help speed up the process. 

Link to "Der Standard"