* *ADVISORY* *Re-heated coconut oil is dangerous; therefore it should NOT be used as a cooking oil. Be cautious of palm oils mixed into other products. Saturated fat may increase long-term risk of cancer.
DOSAGE:MCTs come primarily from coconut and palm kernel oils, and dairy fat. The recommended dosage is up to 2 T (or 30 grams) daily of cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. It is NOT a cooking oil. This information applies ONLY to coconut oil that has been cold processed and is NOT hydrogenated.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that medium-chain triglycerides are a safe and effective short-term product for weight loss, metabolic syndrome, obesity and improving inflammatory markers. This is a high-calorie food, however, and it is quite filling, so it may act as a replacement for other calories in the diet. Coconut and palm oils should not be heated for long periods. We would consider only coconut oil that has been cold processed and is not hydrogenated.
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