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Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison,’ Harvard Professor Claims

Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison,’ Harvard Professor Claims

Michels based her warning on the high proportion of saturated fat in coconut oil, which is known to raise levels of so-called LDL cholesterol, and so the risk of cardiovascular disease.

"The coconut industry - or some other industry - is promoting coconut oil", he said.

A lecture from a Harvard professor blasting the popularity of coconut oil has gone viral on YouTube, garnering almost 1 million views since it was posted in July. While Michels isn't wrong about the whole saturated fat thing - coconut oil contains 12 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon - the coconut oil conversation is more nuanced than Michels' statement is leading people to believe.

Coconut oil has had its profile boosted in recent years by health food advocates who claim it is healthier than other forms of fat.

The issue with coconut oil is the amount of saturated fat contained in the oil.

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Coconut oil's rise to fame began after two studies by Columbia University which looked at medium-chain fatty acids, a type of fat present in coconuts. However, the AHA has stated since the 1960s that saturated fat is detrimental to cardiovascular health.

"We want to set the record straight on why well-conducted scientific research overwhelmingly supports limiting saturated fat in the diet to prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels", lead author Dr.

During the low-fat craze a few decades back, coconut oil was something dieters wouldn't touch in a million years.

"For the time being, if you like the taste of coconut oil, then, as with butter, it's fine to use it every now and then". The rats did indeed stop eating and lost weight, but the injection also slowed the animals' heart rates and lowered their basal body temperature, a toxic effect - though fortunately not one particularly relevant to eating coconut products, given that the study was not about diet or even coconut oil.

It has also replaced many oils used in cooking. Some of St-Onge's studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides might even promote fat loss compared to the long-chain triglycerides found in other vegetable oils.

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The bottom line, Majumdar told Live Science, is that coconut oil is fine - say it with us - in moderation.

How Much Coconut Oil Should You Actually Eat?

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"We are well and sufficiently supplied", she said, according to a translation of her German address.

The proponents of coconut oil often point to the healthy lifestyles of indigenous populations in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Polynesia, whose diets include large amounts of coconut.

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