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KT Khaw, SJ Sharp, L Finikarides, I Afzal, M Lentjes, R Luben and NG Forouhi
Abstract
High dietary saturated fat intake is associated with higher blood concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), an established risk factor for coronary heart disease. However, there is increasing interest in whether various dietary oils or fats with different fatty acid profiles such as extra virgin coconut oil may have different metabolic effects but trials have reported inconsistent results. We aimed to compare changes in blood lipid profile, weight, fat distribution and metabolic markers after four weeks consumption of 50 g daily of one of three different dietary fats, extra virgin coconut oil, butter or extra virgin olive oil, in healthy men and women in the general population.
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Lipoprotein, Lipid, Atherosclerosis, Olive oil, Fatty acid, Saturated fat, Nutrition, Fat
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