Popular, But Is It Good for You?

Coconut Oil

Dr. Daniel Hwang, from the University of California, Davis, says that “there are a lot of claims that coconut oil may have health benefits, but there is no concrete scientific data yet to support this.” According to a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, coconut oil contains lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that can increase levels of good HDL and bad LDL in the blood.

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March 24, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014