Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects

Abraham Samuel Babu, Sundar Kumar Veluswamy, Ross Arena, Marco Guazzi, Carl J. Lavie

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Abstract

Emphasis on diet to improve the cardiovascular (CV) risk profile has been the focus of many studies. Recently, virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been growing in popularity due to its potential CV benefits. The chemical properties and the manufacturing process of VCO make this oil healthier than its copra-derived counterpart. This review highlights the mechanism through which saturated fatty acids contribute to CV disease (CVD), how oils and fats contribute to the risk of CVD, and the existing views on VCO and how its cardioprotective effects may make this a possible dietary intervention in isolation or in combination with exercise to help reduce the burden of CVDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume126
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Oils
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fatty Acids
Fats
Diet
coconut oil

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Babu, Abraham Samuel ; Veluswamy, Sundar Kumar ; Arena, Ross ; Guazzi, Marco ; Lavie, Carl J. / Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects. In: Postgraduate Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 126, No. 7. pp. 76-83.
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Babu, AS, Veluswamy, SK, Arena, R, Guazzi, M & Lavie, CJ 2014, 'Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects', Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 126, no. 7, pp. 76-83. https://doi.org/10.3810/pgm.2014.11.2835

Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects. / Babu, Abraham Samuel; Veluswamy, Sundar Kumar; Arena, Ross; Guazzi, Marco; Lavie, Carl J.

In: Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 126, No. 7, 01.01.2014, p. 76-83.

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