Monday, 15 October 2018    HomeAbout UsContact Us    

You are here: Home News

The Healthy Oil That Promotes Weight Loss
Posted by SoundHealth, in News
Topics: Coconut Oil Obesity Weight Loss

  Mail To Friend    Printer Friendly Bookmark and Share

A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil is associated with a reduction in waist circumference, as well as other benefits.

Coconut oil contains a form of saturated fat that it is digested and processed differently from other fats. This amazing oil is made up of the most concentrated natural source of medium-chain fatty acids available - this structure is responsible for coconut oil's health-giving properties. Previous research has also found that substituting coconut oil for other vegetable oils will help to promote weight loss.

Study Details

In a randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 12 weeks, researchers evaluated the effects of coconut oil and soybean oil on the biochemical profiles and waist circumference on 40 obese women, aged 20-40. Belly fat, known as visceral fat, is the type of fat linked to heart disease, diabetes and stroke, among many other chronic diseases.

Divided into two groups of 20 participants each, the women received a daily supplement of 30ml (about two tablespoons) of either soybean oil or coconut oil. They also followed a balanced low-calorie diet, and walked for 50 minutes per day.

Both groups lost weight, but only the group taking the coconut oil saw a significant reduction in their waist circumference. This is significant, in that waist circumference is a measure of 'abdominal obesity' (the form of obesity most associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes).

In addition, those on the coconut oil, compared to those taking the soybean oil, saw increase in levels of 'healthy' HDL cholesterol and a lower LDL:HDL ratio, which are believed to be associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

The results of this study provide further evidence that saturated fats provide health benefits, and that the incorporation of coconut oil into the diet can reduce fat accumulation around the midriff as well as providing benefits for the cardiovascular system.

Research Paper Details:

Assunço ML, et al. Effects of Dietary coconut oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Women Presenting Abdominal obesity. Lipids. 2009 Jul;44(7):593-601.

Link to this article:   Show: HTML LinkFull LinkShort Link
Share or Bookmark this page: You will need to have an account with the selected service in order to post links or bookmark this page.

Subscribe via RSS or email:
Follow us through RSS or email. Click the RSS icon to subscribe to our feed.


Related Articles:
Add a Comment
You must be registered and logged in to comment.

Visit Vaccines.Me for information and education on vaccination.

Latest Articles
Some Notes of Advice on Health, Disease and 'Medicine'
Cooking With Vegetable Oils Releases Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Say Experts
Cancer Simplified: Part 5 - The Initiators and Promoters of Cancer
Cancer Simplified: Part 4 - The Immune System's In-Built Anti-Cancer Mechanism
Cancer Simplified: Part 3 - Cancer Is Simply a Failure of the Immune System
Cancer Simplified: Part 2 - An Analogy for Different Perceptions About Treatment of Cancer
Cancer Simplified: Part 1 - What Is Cancer and How Does It Develop?
Honey and Anti-Biotic Resistance: A New Approach!
On the Rejection of Hijaamah by the Physicians (Shaykh Muhammad Bin Ibraaheem Aal Al-Shaykh)
How to Limit Efffects of Bisphenol-A Upon Children

No pages found.

Most Popular
Garlic, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar: Must Have Excellent Home Remedy
How To Eat Fruit Properly
Rocket: A Spicy Salad Leaf With Potent Health Benefits
Ibn al-Qayyim: Henna Has Many Benefits from Treating Headaches to Burns
Talbina: Relaxation For the Heart of the Sick Person
Why We Need Protein in our Diets
Five Superfoods You Should Be Eating Everyday
Deodorant And Anti-Perspirant Dangers - Do You Know What You're Putting Under Your Armpits?
The Different Kinds Of Exercises Your Body Needs
What Foods Are Good For Your Eyesight?

Archives (View more)
2016 • January
2015 • November
2014 • March
2014 • February
2013 • October
2012 • October
2012 • August
2012 • January
2011 • December
2011 • November
2011 • October
2011 • September

Copyright © 2018 . All rights reserved. RSSTagsPrivacyLegal and Terms of Use LearnArabic.Com