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Are vegetable oils, like coconut oil, rich in cholesterol just like animal fats and dairy products?
Animal fats (lard, butter, and egg products) are very rich in cholesterol. Vegetable oils contain insignificant amounts of cholesterol, with coconut oil having the least.
Are all saturated fats the same?
Saturated fats differ. Some may contain long chain triglycerides (LCT) like pork fat; others, mostly medium chain triglycerides (MCT) like coconut oil. MCT is absorbed and metabolized as energy source unlike LCT which is deposited in the body tissues.
Is coconut oil like other vegetable oils?
No. Coconut oil is made up mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) unlike soybean oil and corn oil which are mostly long chain polyunsaturated triglycerides (LCT).
Are vegetable oils rich in polyunsaturates safe for use?
Polyunsaturates in large amounts may increase cancer risk. Also, hydrogenation converts polyunsaturated to saturated long chain fatty acids into isometric transforms. Scientific findings show that hydrogenated oils tend to raise serum cholesterol just like saturated LCT.
What is the coconut oil advantage over other triglycerides?
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