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The effect of coconut oil consumption on cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.

A significant elevation in blood levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is associated with consistent consumption of coconut oil.

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Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing

Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing

The Mash-up of Medical Research and Marketing We've all seen books, articles, or internet stories on the alleged "miracle" properties of coconut oil. And we've watched as coconut oil has gotten more and more dedicated shelf space at our local grocery stores. Have you ever stopped to wonder why a food product that had been...

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Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

Coconut oil has become a popular "super food" among health conscious individuals, claiming to heal just about every affliction known to man. Those who profit from this highly-refined product claim that consuming coconut oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol while at the same time raises good HDL cholesterol. Sound too good to be true? Dustin Rudolph PharmD,...

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