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The Skinny on Coconut Oil: It May Be Fattening


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Over the past few years, consumers have been bombarded with information about the health benefits of coconut oil.
 
It can slow the aging process.
 
It can help your heart and thyroid.
 
It can protect you from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and diabetes.
 
It can even help you lose weight!
 
Bah humbug, says Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of cardiovascular prevention and wellness at National Jewish Health in Denver.
He says coconut oil is not just another fad that comes and goes, it’s also dangerous.
 
“There’s very little data showing health benefits,” Freeman told Healthline. “It’s not in one’s best interest.”