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Doctor insights on: Coconut And Cholesterol

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Does eating coconut increase cholesterol?

Does eating coconut increase cholesterol?

Good: Coconut increases your good triglycerides/cholesterol that are said to be protective for problems such as heart disease. All the best. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol or have other good effects?

Increases cholestero: It moistens hair & skin & has antimicrobial effects. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full & hunger is suppressed. Ingesting a couple of tbs of coconut oil per day can cause nausea & vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils with more than 13 grams of fat per tbs. It can increase cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Can shredded coconut be bad for cholesterol?

Can shredded coconut be bad for cholesterol?

Yes: Coconut oil can raise cholesterol. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/coconut-oil-and-health. ...Read more

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Does coconut milk high in cholesterol?

Does coconut milk high in cholesterol?

Although: Coconut is cholesterol free IT is high in saturated fat (which can in turn effect your cholesterol level). ...Read more

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Does coconut water gives you cholesterol ? I don't have cholesterol at this point. Do not have cholesterol., never had.

Does coconut water gives you cholesterol ? I don't have cholesterol at this point. Do not have cholesterol., never had.

Possibly: Some coconut water products may contain small amounts of lauric acid which can raise cholesterol. Not nearly as much as coconut oil or milk, however some people drink very large amounts of coconut water. If you do, it is worth checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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If i eat organic extra virgin unrefined coconut oil, and my cholesterol stays perfect, even though im eating sat fats, is my risk of heart disease big?

If i eat organic extra virgin unrefined coconut oil, and my cholesterol stays perfect, even though im eating sat fats, is my risk of heart disease big?

Insufficient info: Risk of heart disease depends on heredity, weight, smoking, diabetes, exercise, lipid levels and more. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for an evaluation of all these issues. It would be good to avoid saturated fats. ...Read more

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LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

Doubt relationship: You're clearly interested in promoting your health. That's awsome. These blood levels actually fluctuate wildly even from day to day though this fact isn't well-publicized. How about getting into tome really hard-core aerobic fitness stuff while you're young and healthy -- it would be a wonderful gift to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a patient with cholesterol have pure coconut oil as medication?

Can a patient with cholesterol have  pure coconut oil as medication?

BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more