Do not consider the name of the fat but rather its effect on cholesterol. Lauric acid, a saturated fat and the major constituent in coconut fat, raises serum cholesterol considerably. However, it almost entirely raises HDL cholesterol, meaning the net effect is a higher total cholesterol, but a much "healthier" cholesterol composition. They don't know if ...


I don't have a reference to studies showing consuming coconut oil is healthier than other plant oils, but I do have one that showed it was worse which is what you also asked. In this 5 week cross-over 3x3 Latin square design study of diets high in palmitic oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and coconut oil [1], the coconut oil diet showed significantly higher ...


Yes, here's one scientific study that says that forskolin causes weight loss in humans: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16129715 Note that a single study of 30 people is not sufficient to conclude that forskolin is effective and safe from side-effects. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before taking forskolin.

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