Is Coconut Oil Healthy?
( CNN) According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food.
But despite popular health asserts about coconut petroleum, a report from the American Heart Association recently advised against its employ, stating that it increases LDL cholesterol( a cause of cardiovascular disease) and has no known offsetting effects.
“There are many claims being made about coconut petroleum being wonderful for lots of different things, but we really don’t have any evidence of long-term health benefits, ” said Dr. Walter C. Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.