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.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
They also claim that 82 percent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, even higher than butter.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
The study’s lead researcher says he has no idea why people think coconut oil is healthy — rather, it’s almost 100 percent not.MORE NEWS: 'Squid Game' Halloween Costumes Banned By New York School District Due To Netflix Hit's 'Violent Message'
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