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Stearic Acid (18:0): One Research-Backed Benefit

Stearic acid does not raise cholesterol concentration. It has even been associated with lowering LDL cholesterol.

Stearic acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of stearic acid (18:0) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about stearic acid (18:0) named What Is Stearic Acid? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Stearic Acid (18:0)

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of stearic acid (18:0).

1. Cholesterol

Stearic Acid (18:0) - Cholesterol

About this claim

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that there are some nutrients that might be beneficial for your cholesterol in a variety of ways.

Research sources for this claim

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!