Coconut oil is not a magical health food after all

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Coconut oil is an all-natural wonder: It’s skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, coffee creamer, butter substitute, and delicious on toast. But it’s not a magical health food, a group of doctors said.

The oil is 82 percent saturated fat, and studies show it raises “bad” cholesterol levels just as much as butter, beef fat, or palm oil, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in a recent advisory.

“I just don’t know” who is pushing the idea that coconut oil is healthy, Frank Sacks, the report’s lead author and a heart disease specialist at Harvard School of Public Health, said in a statement.

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