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August 29, 2018

Is Coconut Oil Bad for You?

Dear Readers,

This past week a Harvard doctor referred to coconut oil as “pure poison,” which set off a social media firestorm. What’s all the fuss about? Another doctor was quoted as saying coconut oil is safe to use in moderation. What, exactly, is moderation?

This what we know from thirty years of research: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. A diet high...

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