Warning : Increases the amount of bad cholesterol, and is a factor in the preparation of cardio-vascular diseases. More dangerous than animal fats. It is believed it causes many other diseases: Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, disorders of liver functions belong.
Comment : There are trends in Europe and America to limit its use in food
E471 (E 400-499 Tires, thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers)