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Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

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The American Heart Association recently released a report showing the health hazards of coconut oil.

The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

Researchers didn’t see a difference between coconut oil and other oils high in saturated fat, like butter, beef fat and palm oil. 82% of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, according to the data – far beyond butter, beef fat and pork lard.

“Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD , and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil,” the American Heart Association said in the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory.

The problem is St-Onge’s research used a “Designer oil” packed with 100% MCTs. Traditional coconut oil only contains about 13 to 15%. Another study she published showed smaller doses of MCTs doesn’t help with weight loss in overweight adolescents.

Before you trash your coconut oil, know that saturated fat is a loaded term.


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22 thoughts on “Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

    Avital Zajac

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    who cares what those people say, i want to see an unbiased research… give me articles, publications…. so we can see the data ourselves. no evidence, means it’s bullshit. checkmate people, checkmate:)

    Corwin Jackson

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Oh ok I’m gonna stop using it cuz I read this article. Then when I see another article about the benefits I’ll use it again. Because we’re mindless drones. . . and no I didn’t read the article.

    Phillip Yancey

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Dont believe it for a min looks like Big Pharm propaganda to me…

    Mike Malbon

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Ryan O’Riley if this is true we got some heart attacks comming our way, what you make of this

    Mohammed Ghouse Basha

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    A natural product will never be harmful. Only thing is it should be judicially used.

    Krisztina Gaal

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Great for your sin, better than animal fats, but, like any oil, not good for you in larger amouns. Hmm… duhh.

    Theresa-anne Mackintosh

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    You’ve got to see who’s behind or ‘funding’ the ‘findings’. Remember how great sugar was for you?

    Roz LeBlanc

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    “Replacement of saturated with unsaturated fats lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol”

    Acimovic Ivan

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    stupid just because pharmacy lose money its just lobbing….

    Richard Rachman

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    great for your hair and skin though! that’s good news

    Kevin Croft

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    lol still going to eat it

    Ismanto Yudi Susilo

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Another political propaganda….

    Farheen F Sheik

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    And helps prevent dementias

    Θεοφιλος Χαλδεζος

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)


    David Malenfant

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Cured my toe nail fungus.

    Brian Iliffe

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    so what in 6 months a new study will say it is good again.

    Dax Delfin McSlow

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    it’s business against coconut oil

    Tyler Meadows

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Legitimate evidence?

    Rejie Apellanes Quimiguing

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Funded by canola corn soy sunflower oil companies.

    Nolan Brooks

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Kaci Sigrist Brooks

    Jacqueline Slabbert

    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

    Stephen Van Jaarsveld

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    (October 29, 2017 - 8:03 am)

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