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Hydrogenated coconut oil can increase cholesterol. Therefore look for non-hydrogenated coconut oil with no transfat. There is no cholesterol in coconut oil itself, and with non-hydrogenated coconut oil, most people will see little difference or will see an improvement in their HDL (“good”) and a decrease in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Some see an increase in total cholesterol, usually as a result of an increase in HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

By Mary T. Newport, MD


The American Heart Association released a report Thursday recommending against using coconut oil for cooking, saying that coconut oil increased "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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"Coconut oil, a plant-based saturated fat, has actually been shown to raise levels of the "good" cholesterol, HDL, in recent studies."

that's a link found today in a paper on... Yahoo!

Even PubMed publications sometimes contradict each other, let alone Yahoo...

Besides, what is looked for in coconut oil is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides).

Some say all of CO is MCT, others that only 16% of CO is MCT. Go figure... :-(

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There is absolutely no research evidence to suggest that coconut oil would be helpful for PD or related synucleinopathies. On the contrary, coconut oil contains a HUGE amount of saturated fat (more than just about any other source of fat). Saturated fat activates the toll-like receptors on microglia (specifically toll-like receptor 4). This is why societies that have diets high in saturated fat show a faster progression in parkinson's and a higher occurrence of the disease in the first place.

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In Defense of Coconut Oil: Rebuttal to USA Today

Nina Teicholz's book "THE BIG FAT SURPRISE: Why Butter, Meat &

Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet" is well worth reading, based on

thorough research and numerous citations, with pages about coconut oil,

other pages about the AHA.



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