Written Paper

Coconut oil consumption and coronary heart disease  [1992]

Kaunitz, H. Dayrit, C.S. (Columbia Univ., New York (USA))

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All available population studies show that dietary coconut oil does not lead to high serum cholesterol nor to high coronary heart disease mortality or morbidity rate. The cholesterol lowering effect of EFA [essential fatty acids]-rich corn oil may really not be so beneficial in as mush as the HDL. Cholesterol is simultaneously decreased and the ratio of cholesterol or LDL to HDL is thereby increased