There are limited studies exploring the direct relationship between coconut oil and cholesterol concentrations. Research in animals and a few intervention trials suggest that coconut oil increases the good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Preliminary research at Arizona State University (ASU) has found similar results using coconut oil as a placebo, positive changes in HDL cholesterol concentrations were observed.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-72)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Nutrition