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Coconut oil is a poison, a scientist at Harvard University

25 August 2018, 05:39 | Melissa Porter

Coconut oil ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor Karin Michels said the product is one of the worst foods you can eat

Coconut oil ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

Frank M. Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Physician at Brigham & Womens' Hospital said in a statement to ABC News.

In a talk titled "Coconut oil and other nutritional errors", Karin Michels, who is an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says coconut oil is not healthy, calling it "poison" at least three times in the widely-circulated video.

In his speech, the Professor said that coconut oil is "pure poison".

Let's take a second to chat about... coconut oil.

Many health experts would agree coconut oil is fine occasionally.

The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.

According to American Heart Association, the intake of coconut oil should not be more than six percent. This disconnect between lay and expert opinion can be attributed to the marketing of coconut oil in the popular press. Yes, that coconut oil. Foods with a high level of unsaturated fat include oily fish, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and avocados.

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the fruit. In comparison, beef drippings contain more than 60% of saturated fat.

"Coconut oil is about 86% saturated fat, about one-third more saturated fat than butter", said Victoria Taylor, a senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation. This may be due to its high content of a fatty acid known as lauric acid. Coconut oil could also be confused with other coconut-based products. "HDL is called the "good cholesterol" because it helps to keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries, while LDL is called the "bad cholesterol" because it's the main source of cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries, which can lead to heart attack and stroke".

"Eating a healthy balanced diet is better than consuming a manufactured supplement that you're not sure what processes it went through while being manufactured", Segal said.

The oil used in the research is a special 100 percent medium-chain coconut oil.

Other research specifically on coconut oil has explored its effects on metabolism, appetite and cognitive function - but "you can't infer from. studies what coconut oil will and will not do".

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