While it acknowledges that the majority of saturated fats in the American diet come from animal products, it says that plant products like palm and coconut oil can contain saturated fats as well.
The artery-clogger is also more likely to send cholesterol levels through the roof than beef, which is 50 percent saturated fat, and pork lard, which contains 39 percent of the "bad" fat, according to the report, which was published Thursday.
It all boils down to the basic question: Is saturated fat bad for you?
"Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil", the American Heart Association wrote in the advisory titled "Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease", as cited by USA Today. "Coconut oil has a higher proportion of medium-chain triglycerides than most other fats or oils, and my research showed eating medium-chain triglycerides may increase the rate of metabolism more than eating long-chain triglycerides". It's pretty hard for everyone to agree that saturated fat is not good for health.
Before you trash your coconut oil, know that saturated fat is a loaded term.
These fats can be found in sources such as skinless poultry and oily fish, nuts and legumes, avocados, non-tropical vegetable oils such as olive oil and low-fat dairy products. For decades, the AHA has warned us about the dangers of eating saturated fat: things like butter, eggs, bacon, steak and yes, even coconut oil. Experts suggest avoiding saturated fats because they've been linked with high cholesterol and a risk of Type 2 diabetes.
They don't say whether eating more saturated fats will increase your risk, though. The main confusion, they say, comes from the fact that studies replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates saw fewer benefits.
A study by the University of Bergen late past year found that it actually increased "good" (HDL) cholesterol, which promotes heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Sinatra further concludes that since high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease, the millions of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don't need them, which cause awful side-effects like leg cramps and brain fog.
Conclusion: Coconut oil is still a great addition to your hair and skin moisturizing regimens, but you might want to consider kicking it out of the kitchen.
CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains that many people believe coconut oil to be healthy because it has been marketed as such with companies touting benefits such as anti-aging, prevention of dementia, and cardiovascular health.
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