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January 23, 2020 - Medical Xpress

Think coconut oil is good for your health? Here's what the experts are saying

Think coconut oil is good for your health? Here's what the experts are saying
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New research on the health affects of coconut oil adds to concerns about its link to cardiovascular disease.

In a new meta-analysis, published in the American Heart Association's peer-reviewed journal Circulation, researchers reviewed 16 studies about how bodies react after eating coconut oil. They found that, according to the studies they evaluated, coconut oil significantly increased LDL ("bad") cholesterol by about 9% compared with nontropical vegetable oils. HDL ("good")

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