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.
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Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Stearic Acid (18:0)
These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of stearic acid (18:0).
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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