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Effect of a Coconut Oil Supplement (2g/d) on Total Cholesterol to HDL Cholesterol Ratio in Healthy Adults


Abstract There are limited studies exploring the direct relationship between coconut oil and cholesterol concentrations. Research in animals and a few intervention trials suggest that coconut oil increases the good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Preliminary research at Arizona State University (ASU) has found similar results using coconut oil as a placebo, positive changes in HDL cholesterol concentrations were observed.

The goal of this randomized, double blind, parallel two arm study, was to further examine the beneficial effects of a 2g supplement of coconut oil taken each day for 8 weeks on cholesterol concentrations, specifically the total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio, ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Shedden, Rachel Nikita (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Shepard, Christina (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Food science / Health sciences / Cholesterol / Coconut Oil / Health / Randomized Study / Supplement / Total Cholesterol to HDL Cholesterol Ratio
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 104 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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