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  2. Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-health myths - Mayo Clinic

    The argument: Coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fat — about 50 percent more than butter, even. But despite that saturated fat is known to raise cholesterol levels, linked with heart disease risk, proponents believe that some saturated fats in coconut oil (called medium-chain triglycerides) are less harmful and may actually raise ...

  3. Is Coconut Oil Healthy? – Cleveland Clinic

    Is Coconut Oil Healthy? Lots of people believe coconut oil is heart-healthy. A dietitian explains what the research — and the American Heart Association — has to say about this controversial oil.

  4. Coconut oil: heart-healthy or just hype? - Harvard Health

    It is said that coconut oil is good for the heart. That might seem surprising since it contains more than 90% saturated fat, the type that is considered unhealthy. Saturated fat tends to raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol levels correlate with risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events.

  5. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which the American Heart Association says can raise your cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease. If you include coconut oil in...

  6. Mayo Clinic Minute: Why coconut oil is bad for your heart

    You may have heard the claims that coconut oil is good for your health. A quick internet search reveals articles that recommend coconut oil for everything from boosting memory to improving heart health. Mayo Clinic experts say buyer beware, especially when it comes to coconut oil and your heart.

  7. Healthy Cooking Oils | American Heart Association

    Confused about coconut oil, canola oil, olive oil and all the other options? Find out which are the best cooking oils for your heart health, how to use and store them, and what smoke point means. Learn to make healthy choices for weight loss, heart disease and stroke prevention, and a healthier diet.

  8. Coconut Oil and Heart Health | Circulation - AHA/ASA Journals

    Yet, controlled trials in humans are not available that support beneficial actions of the components of coconut oil on cardiovascular disease risk factors or mechanisms. Coconut oil may be viewed as one of the most deleterious cooking oils that increases risk for cardiovascular disease.

  9. Coconut Oil and Heart Health - AHA/ASA Journals

    coconut oil contributes to cardiovascular disease would appear noncon- troversial because its saturated fat content increases plasma low-density li- poprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration.1 Cholesterol-rich LDL is a major cause of atherosclerosis because it delivers its cholesterol load to the arterial wall and causes obstruction and inflamma...

  10. Coconut Oil - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    A survey found that 72% of Americans rated coconut oil as “healthy,” though only 37% of nutrition experts agreed. [1] Coconut oil is popular in several trending diets including ketogenic and Paleo diets. As consumer demand for plant-based foods increases, coconut oil has become a popular fat choice for its rich flavor with a mild coconut aroma.

  11. Is coconut oil good for me? - Ask the expert - BHF

    Heart Matters magazine Nutrition Your nutrition questions Coconut oil I’ve heard coconut oil is good for you. Is this true? BHF dietitian Victoria Taylor says: Coconut oil is about 86 per cent saturated fat, about one-third more saturated fat than butter (at 52 per cent).