Coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease

Coconut oil is not in vain relate to the category of superfood, as a new study has shown that this product reduces the risk of heart disease. To such conclusion scientists from Cambridge University.


On the one hand, coconut oil ‘s superfood, on the other, it is demonized, because it is classified saturated fat. Coconut oil is actively used not only in food but in the cosmetic industry. Scientists for a long time debating on whether or not this product more good than harm. And now researchers from Cambridge have found that coconut oil is in reality reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes with daily use for 4 weeks. These are the results of a study involving 94 volunteers aged 50 to 75 years who had no history of heart disease or diabetes.

Participants were divided into three groups and each was asked to consume 50 g coconut, olive or unsalted butter every day for 4 weeks. Scholars interested in how the use of these fats on a regular basis will affect the level of cholesterol, and the results of the study were quite astonishing.

In the group fans of butter was noted the average increase in “bad” cholesterol by 10% and in the group of those who received olive oil, the level of “bad” cholesterol decreased slightly, while the level of “good” cholesterol rose by 5%. But among those who consumed coconut oil showed the biggest leap of indicators of “good” cholesterol by as much as 15%. Consequently, this product is the best of the categories of saturated fats, can reduce the risk of heart disease.

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