Palm Oil Developments No.33 (Dec 2000) p18-26

Palm Oil Effects on Postprandial Lipid and Prothrombotic Response


Postprandial lipid metabolism refers to the series of metabolic processes which occur following the ingestion of a meal containing fat (Roche, 2000). The responses of plasma lipoproteins during absorption of dietary fats have gathered increasing interest due to the fact that man by eating regular meals, spends most of the time in the postprandial phase (Thomsen et al., 1999). Depending on the size and composition of a meal, the postprandial response can last up to 8 hr. Therefore, most humans are in an almost constant postprandial state.

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