What is Stearic Acid?

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid that is two carbon atoms longer than palmitic acid.

High levels:

Diets high in saturated fat contribute to elevated levels of stearic acid in the body. High levels in plasma occur with high serum triglycerides, which is a risk factor in atherosclerotic vascular disease. High levels can indicate that you eat a high meat diet.

Potential responses:

Reduce saturated fats and focus on a whole food plant-based diet.




The information on is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

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