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A 35-year-old female asked about a 36-year-old female:

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? is it ok to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2015

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