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While there is some research to suggest that coconut oil can reduces waist size, as of 2015 there is not enough evidence to suggest that people who eat it experience significant weight loss, notes Mayo Clinic. Healthy ea... More »

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Coconut oil may help improve the amount of HDL cholesterol, but it also raises the level of LDL cholesterol, reports WebMD. Refined and deodorized bleached coconut oil, more common during the 1980s, increases unhealthy c... More »

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Virgin coconut oil helps prevent heart disease, as it is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, antioxidants that lower inflammation and oxidative stress that can lead to heart attacks, explains Everyday Health. The oil als... More »

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Pure coconut oil provides higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, a better tolerance of sugar and reduction of fat in diabetics, and a reduction of waist size in addition to weight loss in research studies, according to... More »

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There is some limited evidence that oil pulling with coconut oil can inhibit plaque formation, says Cleveland Clinic. However, there is no scientific evidence that it will improve ailments such as diabetes or other chron... More »

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Although many natural health practitioners claim that oil pulling with coconut oil may be beneficial for oral health, there is no scientific evidence to recommend this practice as a supplementary therapy for conditions l... More »

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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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