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Coconut Oil: The Amazing Oil That Trims Women's Waistlines

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  • The result of people following the misguided advice to replace saturated fats (like coconut oil) with polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as soybean oil) reflects in the statistics for heart disease today. Since the 1950s, there has been a rise in the rates of coronary artery disease with the increased use of these vegetables oils.
  • Excess consumption of polyunsaturated fats has been linked to increased cancer risk, immune system dysfunction, weight gain, and other conditions.
  • On the other hand, studies confirm that coconut oil is useful for weight loss, thyroid function, and other aspects of health, and can be helpful for many – including pregnant women and the elderly – because of its lauric acid content and its medium chain fatty acids (MCTs).
  • This article also lists tips to make sure you’re ditching health-harming trans fat and eating the right kinds of fat.

A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may result in a reduction in waist circumference and other benefits.

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 40 women divided them into two groups -- one that received daily dietary supplements of soybean oil (group S) and another than received a similar amount of coconut oil (group C). Both groups were instructed to follow a balanced hypocaloric diet and to walk for 50 minutes each day.

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