Brainstorm Health: Coconut Oil, E-Cig Liquids, Glaxo Lung Drug

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"Coconut is a wonderful flavor and there's no problem using coconut oil occasionally", he said in a college newsletter.

Michels says that, due to saturated fat content, coconut oil amounts to "pure poison" and should be anathema to the public health campaigns it now drives.

Karin Michels, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke out against coconut oil in a 50-minute YouTube video that has since gone viral.

"I can only warn you urgently about coconut oil", she further added, calling it one of the "worst" foods that one can eat.

Many health organisations around the world have also in time past queried the love of coconut oil, including the World Health Organisation, British Nutrition Foundation, and the British Heart Foundation.

A video released on Youtube about coconut has gone viral and almost crossed 1 million views.

The American Heart Association says coconut oil is a saturated fat - just like butter lard, beef, and palm oil. Now we all have to think twice about coconut oil.

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The saturated fat in coconut oil is what leads to LDL cholesterol, also known as the "bad" cholesterol.

Live Science reports that AHA recommends keeping daily saturated fat intake at 5 to 6 percent, which translates to 13 grams in a 2,000-calorie diet.

Distribution of coconut oil began in the early 2000s after two research scientists at Columbia University have shown beneficial effects of fatty acids contained in the coconut.

This will be a shock for some people who regularly use coconut oil in their food. It's been tied to fat-burning and hunger-curbing, though there's no study to support those beliefs.

Let's take a second to chat about... coconut oil. As CNN reports, almost three-quarters of Americans believe coconut oil to be healthful. And while many experts consider it good, one Harvard professor says it comes with huge health risks.

Most coconut oils that consumers buy in stores typically have 13% to 14% of the medium-chain triglyceride; therefore, people would have consume 150 grams or about 10 tablespoons a day to replicate the results.

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