|Coconut oil is like other vegetable oil.||No, coconut oil is made up mostly of medium chain fatty acids. Corn oil and soybean oils contain mostly long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids; while palm oil has about equal amounts of long chain saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.|
|Vegetable oils (coconut, corn, palm) are rich in cholesterol just like animal fats and dairy products.||Animal fats (lard, butter, and egg products) are rich in cholesterol, vegetable oils contain insignificant amount of cholesterol – coconut oil having the least.|
|All saturated fats are the same.||Saturated fats differ. Some may contain mostly long chain triglycerides or LCTS (e.g. pork fat); other mostly medium chain triglycerides or MCTS (e.g. coconut oil). LCTS and MCTS differ in absorption, transport, as well as in metabolism and end-product.|
|Coconut oil is bad; it raises serum cholesterol.||Coconut eating people like the Polynesians and the Bicolanos of the Philippines have low serum cholesterol and few coronary heart disease.|
|People who take plenty of saturated fats and cholesterol will develop high serum cholesterol.||Individuals who take plenty of saturated LCTS and cholesterol and who are “diet responders” may develop high serum cholesterol: “non-responders” are not affected by diet. Responsiveness is gene-related. (i.e. hereditary)|
|Since polyunsaturated oils such as corn, peanut and soybean oils lower cholesterol, we should use these oils exclusively for cooking our foods.||Polyunsaturates in large amounts may increase cancer risk.|
|Hydrogenated corn or soybean oils are polyunsaturated oils and are safe.||Hydrogenation converts polyunsaturated to saturated long chain fatty acids or to isomeric trans-forms. Both of these are believed to raise serum cholesterol just like saturated LCTS.|
|High serum cholesterol must be prevented at all cost because of risk of coronary heart disease||a.) high serum cholesterol is a definite risk for coronary heart disease among young to middle-age males (Framingham). High serum cholesterol should be lowered in these persons.
b.) No relationship has so far been established between hypercholesterolemia and (1) cerebrovascular disease; (2) females; and (3) elderly males. Lowering of high serum cholesterol in the elderly is prudent but must be balanced against drug toxicity if drugs are used.
- Comparison of Dietary Fats
- Fatty Acid Composition of Various Fats and Oils
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