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  • Wotan
    March 14, 2013 - 17:21

    Thor that Cochrane study is an update of an earlier lopsided study during the heyday of anti-fat bias. The updated results are emasculated in comparison since the more recent studies have been showing far less conclusiveness. I suspect publishing bias in the earlier studies. Other more recent meta-analyses also show insignificant association with saturated fats. Siri-Tirano et al. for example. The relatively recent realization that carbohydrates are probably a bigger problem really undermines older studies that did not properly account for them.

  • Jon Law
    March 12, 2013 - 05:55

    The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil render the oil healthy. These fats are absorbed differently to long chain fatty acids, which comprise most saturated fats.. For more information on coconut oil click through.

  • Thor
    March 11, 2013 - 17:12

    http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD002137/cutting-down-or-changing-the-fat-we-eat-may-reduce-our-risk-of-heart-disease Good call James... Do you tin foil hat folk simply blindly follow whatever conspiracy theory you heard last? Do you do any research for yourself? Are you purposely lying hoping people won't look it up for themselves? There are tens to hundreds of studies on saturated fats. Most show an increased risk of heart disease. Some do not. There is currently some controversy about the topic, however, if you read the most current review above, the current belief is that it increases risk of heart disease. If you want to talk about evidence, there is currently none for any of the claims being made about coconut oil. How about them apples?

  • James
    March 11, 2013 - 14:41

    From everything I know about the industry, neither the american heart association, nor the dietitions of canada are reputable sources. They are almost as bad as the ADA. The best that can be said is that some of them are misguided because they were taught an unproven hypothesis and never tested it and just assumed it was correct, and using this as a premise taints all of their conclusions. A lot of them, however, know exactly what they are peddling and do it because to do otherwise would cost them their funding. Here is a statement for you: There has never been a single clinical trial, EVER, which showed that dietary sources of saturated fat or cholesterol caused heart disease. There have been plenty of clinical trials showing otherwise, however. For one of the more moderate ones take a look at the ATOZ study by professor gardner. You can youtube it and will find the conference where he presents their methodology and gives all the figures and results, if you don't want to read it... And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Starr
    March 11, 2013 - 13:04

    This is a very uninformed, uneducated article and old-fashioned in its knowledge of saturated fats. To be healthy coconut oil should be virgin or extra virgin, preferably certified organic. All saturate fats are not created equal, as this writer has been brainwashed by the industry to believe. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid and as such is not stored in our fat cells but actually causes a reaction in the body known as thermogenesis, which speeds up the metabolism. Thus coconut oil is an aid in weight loss. For informed and accurate information, check out The Juice Lady, cherie calbom, who is a nutritionist with a master's degree. Also Dr. Bruce Fife and then write another more intelligent and informed article.