NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New research shows that your jar of coconut oil — once touted as a healthy alternative to butter and other saturated fats — may need to stay in your cupboard for good.

The American Heart Association is shattering the common belief that coconut oil is healthy. In a new report, the association found that it actually increased bad cholesterol in 7 out of 10 trials.

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They also claim that 82 percent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, even higher than butter.

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The study’s lead researcher says he has no idea why people think coconut oil is healthy — rather, it’s almost 100 percent not.

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