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How Healthful (or Not) is Coconut Oil?
Is coconut oil a healthy alternative to vegetable oils such as canola oil? No. Coconut oil has been marketed as a heart-healthy oil and has grown in popularity in recent years. However, two large analyses published in 2020 provided evidence that coconut oil raises LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which in turn increases the risk of heart […]
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