A few studies suggest adding coconut oil to the diet helps reduce belly fat, lowers cholesterol and promotes weight loss, according to While some research shows the benefits of consuming coconut oil, more evid... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The use of saturated fats such as coconut oil in the diet is disputed in the health and medical community. According to WebMD, coconut oil raises bad cholesterol levels and should be avoided, along with other tropical oi... More » Food Food Facts

Although no conclusive medical evidence exists and many people with a thyroid disorder require medical treatment regardless of diet, coconut oil is among a list of foods containing healthy fats that enhance hormone produ... More »

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Although some preliminary studies of comprehensive treatment regimens that include coconut oil are worthy of further investigation, few medical experts believe that coconut oil has an impact on memory loss as of 2015, ac... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

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Some health benefits of virgin coconut oil include boosting the immune system, increasing energy, controlling diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome, lowering cholesterol and maintaining healthy heart functions. It is als... More » Health Nutrition & Diets