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Is coconut oil good for cholesterol ?

I have read much about coconut being good for fighting heart disease but doesn t mention cholesterol specifically. Can they be beneficial or worsen cholesterol problem?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Coconut oil is VERY good for your health. The Tokeluans of the Pacific Islands walk around with cholesterol levels of 240 mg/dl - 300 mg/dl and have virtually NO CHD. FORGET cholesterol. Know your fasting blood sugar. THIS actually CAUSES CHD NOT cholesterol at all. The low saturated fat diet does NOT lower mycardial infarctiosn CHD mortality OR total mortality. AVOID polyunsaturated vegetable oils . Avoid UNsaturated fats . Canola , soy, corn ALL BAD. All of these oils have been found to INCREASE CHD in CLINICAL intervention trials . Saturated fat has NOT. COCONUT ND HEALTHY SATURATED ANIMAL FAT ARE GOOD P.S. Did you know that out of the small amount of fats that comprise an atheroma, 80 PERCENT IS UNsaturated fat? That's right , the saturated fat our "trusted guardians and " health authorities" claim to be bad accounts for ONLY 20 % of it Again 80 percent of the fats are UNsaturated fats
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