Harvard adjunct nutrition professor Karin Michels gave a lecture at University of Germany called "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors", which has received millions of views on YouTube. Professor Michels is not alone in slamming this oil, Dr Frank Sacks, who is a nutrition professor at the Harvard explained further, "Coconut oil is very high in saturated fat that raises your LDL cholesterol, which is a bad cholesterol".
Since, due to the higher presence of saturated fat in coconut oil, which tends to raise one's LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. "Coconut oil contains 92% saturated fat content which is not recommended for heart health".
People living in South India frequently use coconut oil as a medicine and it has really some benefits. "It's probably better than partially hydrogenated oils, [which are] high in trans fats, but not as good as the more unsaturated plant oils that have proven health benefits, like olive and canola oil", Willett has previously told CNN.
In recent years the coconut oil began to gain popularity.
So is it good or bad? In comparison, beef drippings contain more than 60% of saturated fat. But the carefully-crafted image of coconut oil, as a cure for many ills, has been roundly rejected by a Harvard professor.
Anyway, the worrying news that we've all been cooking with coconut oil believing it to be healthy "good fat" has caused a number of experts to come out swinging too, though no one else is calling it "poison" per se.
Coconut oil could have other good uses that don't involve using it as food.
Doctors say this comparison is not valid because their traditional diets also include more fish, fruits, and vegetables than typical American diets. He said rigorous clinical trials and observational studies both show that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats helps reduce heart disease and related deaths. "Partly because there are many forms of HDL which have different health consequences. which has made the water murky".
The oil used in the research is a special 100 percent medium-chain coconut oil. And, unfortunately, this sort of research takes time in order to see what the long-term effects of consuming coconut oil are.
"I like to use coconut oil in place of butter not with butter, in place of butter", said Dr. Oz.