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Consuming coconut oil daily cuts heart disease risk – Business Standard

Consuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study.

Those, who consumed olive oil saw a slight reduction in LDL levels and a five percent rise in HDL cholesterol levels, which is often referred to as the #8216;good cholesterol#8217;.

The findings indicated that the participants, who consumed butter saw an average rise of 10 percent in their levels of LDL cholesterol, known as the #8220;bad cholesterol#8221;.

They split the participants into three groups and each of them was asked to consume 50 grams or roughly three tablespoons of either coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or unsalted butter every day for four weeks.

ANI  |  London [UK] 

Meanwhile, the participants who ate coconut oil saw the biggest rise in HDL levels with an average of 15 percent.

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 16:30 IST

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