Fatty acid composition and possible health effects of coconut constituents.

  title={Fatty acid composition and possible health effects of coconut constituents.},
  author={Daniel J. Pehowich and Aldrin V Gomes and Junor A. Barnes},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  volume={49 2},
The link between excessive consumption of dietary saturated fats and coronary heart disease (CHD) is now well established. Because of its high content of saturated fatty acids, the consumption of foods containing coconut oil may therefore be a risk factor for CHD. While the fatty acid composition of coconut oil is well established, relatively little is known about the other constituents of coconut: the milk, water, cream and meat fractions. In this study, we show that while the water fraction… CONTINUE READING
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