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Consuming coconut oil daily cuts heart disease risk


Consuming coconut oil daily cuts heart disease risk

Consuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study.

Researchers Kay-Tee Khaw and Professor Nita Forouhi from the University of Cambridge conducted the study on 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease or diabetes reports Independent.

They split the participants into three groups and each of them was asked to consume 50 grams or roughly three tablespoons of either coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or unsalted butter every day for four weeks.

They wanted to analyze that how eating these fats regularly would affect the volunteers’ cholesterol levels.

The findings indicated that the participants, who consumed butter saw an average rise of 10 percent in their levels of LDL cholesterol, known as the “bad cholesterol”.

Those, who consumed olive oil saw a slight reduction in LDL levels and a five percent rise in HDL cholesterol levels, which is often referred to as the ‘good cholesterol’.

Meanwhile, the participants who ate coconut oil saw the biggest rise in HDL levels with an average of 15 percent.

“I think decisions to eat particular oils depend on more than just the health effects,” the researchers stated.

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: ANI

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  1. But its a study observed for a small duration.What r the effects when used for a long time….. Undoubtedly its a really cheap n effective method of increasing HDL , but bow long these increased levels r sustained in the body.