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).


Try searching on PubMed, Science Direct or Google Scholar. Some example findings are below. Study these and then browse through their citations, references etc.

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    You've found some great references, but if the links go inactive the answer will lose it's value. It would be more useful to the OP as well as the future users of the site if you included a short summary (a few sentences or a passage) for each source, or compiled a passage based on conclusions of the studies. Thanks!
    – Lucky
    Sep 13 '16 at 7:51
  • Last link is 404 /not found Sep 26 '16 at 17:11

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