I've heard a lot about how good coconut oil is for you but, a quick search finds only esoteric research. The sites that mention it (WebMD, Harvard.edu) just reported "a study shows..." but no citation or info on the study. And another WebMD article (also with no citations) reports it should only be used to replace worse saturated fat (like butter).
- Effects of dietary coconut oil on the biochemical and anthropometric profiles of women presenting abdominal obesity. (2009)
- Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation (2004)
- Virgin coconut oil: emerging functional food oil
- Coconut oil – a nutty idea? (2016)