coconut oil and cholesterol

New Study: Saturated Fats Aren’t Key in Heart Disease

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Finally – the word is out: saturated fats, like coconut oil, aren’t the villain in our diets. Well, not all saturated fats. A new study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine conducted a meta-analysis of over 75 studies over the past 40 years. What they were looking to see is a clear connection between saturated fats and increased risk of heart disease. But, according to the authors, they only found “null associations” between the two. This also means cholesterol is a lot more complicated than we thought. We not only have to be worried about LDL, the […]

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Why Even Natural Butter isn’t Better

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It’s come to my attention that Americans ate 5.6 POUNDS of butter in 2012 – marking a 40 year high consumption rate, according to the American Butter Institute. Ok, I’ll give it to you. If you ditched butter for the “healthier” margarine (which now we know isn’t true), and are now going for the real deal, good for you. But that butter is adding 243mg of cholesterol per stick into your diet. And if you’re one of the Americans eating nearly six pounds of it a year – that adds up to over 1360 mg of cholesterol JUST from the […]

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The Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Connection

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Alzheimer’s affects nearly five million people each year, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In the past month, researchers have covered several new findings about how the body responds and may even prevent the disease from happening. Just this week, a study published in the JAMA Neurology found a connection between high LDL and low HDL cholesterol levels and the presence of Alzheimer’s or dementia. About a fourth of our cholesterol levels reside in our brains, however it’s still not clear why the connection exists. “Among the subjects, with an average age of 78, having high levels of LDL-C “bad” cholesterol […]

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