Palmitic acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid.
Palmitic acid has shown significant beneficial effects on the intestinal absorption of fat and calcium.
Some studies show that consumption of palmitic acid increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of palmitic acid (16:0) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.
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Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Palmitic Acid (16:0)
These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of palmitic acid (16:0).
1. Infant Development
Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Palmitic Acid (16:0)
These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of palmitic acid (16:0).