Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?


Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger’s videos at bit.ly DESCRIPTION: Sellers of coconut oil use a beef industry tactic to downplay the risks associated with the saturated fat in their products. Here are the two saffron videos I referenced: Saffron for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s (nutritionfacts.org and Saffron Versus Aricept (nutritionfacts.org The spice may also help with PMS (nutritionfacts.org and depression (nutritionfacts.org Think my water in Coke joke was too over the top? When a corporate exec was asked on the stand (www.mcspotlight.org if Coca Cola was “nutritious” he said that it is “providing water, and I think that is part of a balanced diet.” More on meat industry hijinks in videos like Meat Mythcrushers (nutritionfacts.org Cattlemen’s Association Has Beef With Study (nutritionfacts.org Unsafe at Any Feed (nutritionfacts.org and my blog post E. coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry (nutritionfacts.org The “compared to butter” bit reminds me of the “compared to pork” nuttiness: Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering (nutritionfacts.org What was that thing I said about saturated animal fat and endotoxins? See my three part series: The Leaky Gut Theory of Why Animal Products Cause Inflammation (nutritionfacts.org The Exogenous Endotoxin Theory (nutritionfacts.org and Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia (nutritionfacts.org Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at nutritionfacts.org and he’ll try to answer it!


25 thoughts on “Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?

  • sportydiver

    I did look at your study on a few websites and they were saying that it was inconclusive.I make? my own trail mix with shreded coconut and I just started using coconut oil. I think you mis-understood me. I read the info/presentation at fathead-movie website. I’m gonna go with what makes the best sense for me. PEACE

  • HewingEnterprise

    No it doesn’t. I’ve? watched 2 vids by this guy and he’s a total fear mongering shill. Don’t bother with this channel

  • rawclues

    My research indicates that it’s a safe oil to use. It has anti-viral and anti bacteria properties. ?

  • JimmiAlmighty1

    4:20 why don’t you emphasize that the cod oil is more inflammatory due to the high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in it? Omega 3 or 6 are sensitive to free radicals and their oxidation has been shown to cascade mechanisms involved in creation of protein signals for inflammatory gene expression (via NF-kB pathway). what, just because it’s high in Fish or Cod then the ‘animals’ are? to blame?

  • JimmiAlmighty1

    btw, you guys… check out One People’s Public Trust (google OPPT 1776). They essentially foreclosed all? corporations by amending the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code). You and I, we are all free from debt and don’t have to pay tax anymore. Don’t take my word, research it yourself… golden age is upon us 🙂

  • D Roy

    Anyone with internet access can do a Pubmed search on coconut oil to discover its been used to induce atherosclerosis in animal studies for five decades.

    Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content (91%)? of any cooking oil, higher than butter (68%) or lard (43%).

  • D Roy

    South Asians in the UK also have 1.5 times the ischaemic heart disease and stroke mortality of British of european descent, in no small part due to high intake of ghee.

    Ghee, like palm and coconut oil, were favored historically due to their long shelf storage, not because they are intrinsically? heathier.

  • D Roy

    Eur J Epidemiol. 2001;17(5):469-77

    The most pronounced finding was that ischemic heart disease mortality in 1993-1995 was 2.98 and 3.14 times higher in Singapore than in Hong Kong in men and women, respectively….These differences can be most reasonably and plausibly explained by their differences in dietary habits, for example, a higher consumption? of coconut and palm oil, mainly containing saturated fat, in Singapore.

  • D Roy

    Wrong. The best? test for endothelial inflamation is flow mediated dilatation. And coconut oil impairs arterial endothelial function. See

    Consumption of saturated fat impairs the anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins and endothelial function. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Aug 15;48(4):715-20.

  • sportydiver

    The keyword here is,”high intake”. ghee is clarified which removes casein. So, I would say if you use them in the right amounts they are beneficial. And stay? away from the fats that oxidize. It is the OXIDIZED cholesterol that kills you, not the saturated fat

  • D Roy

    J Nutr.? 1998 Oct;128(10):1703-9
    “In conclusion, in middle-aged and elderly moderately hypercholesterolemic subjects, the consumption of reduced-fat diets enriched in animal fat or vegetable oils with a relatively wide range of fatty acid profiles did not alter the in vitro susceptibility of LDL to oxidation.”

    They did, however, discover that LDL alpha-tocopherol level increased resistance to LDL oxidation. Alas, large scale trials of vitamin E supplementation haven’t demonstrated benefit.

  • sportydiver

    I bought some rendered pork fat at the farmers market yesterday for the first time. I have been on the vegan no fat diet for three years and I fell off the wagon. The High oxalates are creating pain. Low in Iron, lethargic and always hungry,? trying to eat a “healthy” diet. I eat liver now once a week,rotated to low oxalates and getting some animal fat. who knows what a perfect diet is. Now I’m experimenting to see what nutrient/mineral I’m deficient in now. On my NO list is grains,dairy,legumes

  • TheStewieGriffinShow

    Anyone who does a study on coconut oil and does not make a distinction between refined or hydrogenated coconut oil and virgin? or extra virgin unrefined coconut oil is either lost or is being deceptive.

  • D Roy

    There are 18115 scientific articles in PubMed relating “saturated fats” and “inflammation”. While the jury is still out on whether saturated fats directly cause inflamation, dietary trials consistently show high in saturated fat intake increase levels of the proinflamatory cytokine interleukin 6, lipopolysaccaride endotoxins, and C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation). One mechanism is that saturated fats facilitate absorption of? gram- bacterial endotoxins like LPS from the gut.

  • D Roy

    I recommend Dr. Greger’s videos “The? Leaky Gut Theory…”, “The Exogenous Endotoxin Theory”, and “Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia” for more background on my last sentence above. Lipopolysaccarides, the cell walls of gram-negative bacteria, are strongly implicated in the inflammatory response to saturated fat intake. Absent LPS (in in vitro studies), SFAs modulate inflamatory signals, but don’t produce the full cascade seen when SFAs are eaten. but the full cascade occurs after eating them.

  • D Roy

    Some studies used hydrogenated coconut oil (in the early? ones its called “hardened”). Others use plain refined coconut oil. Its easy enough to determine which in the abstracts.

    Could there some beneficial phytochemicals in the virgin coconut oil? Sure. As with cacao the wise course would seem to be the defatted flour. Cocoa powder has all the antioxidants and none of the saturated fat. I suspect coconut flour is similar.

  • alw1403

    Too bad you ignored all the benefits of coconut? oil. I have only one way to show the extent of my reaction to your lopsided, terrible advise, I am unsubscribing to your site. I’m finished with you.

  • TheStewieGriffinShow

    Coconut oil is known 4 raising HDL levels of cholesterol & creating a favorable HDL to LDL ratio. It does? have a high saturated fatty acid content but the saturates in unrefined virgin coconut oil r plant based & composed of medium-chain fatty acids.

    Medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil r rapidly absorbed, carried by the portal vein2the liver, converted into immediate energy, & not stored as fat like long chain fatty acids. hybridrastamama. com/2012/06/coconut-oil-and-cholesterol.html

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