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The Health Benefits of Coconuts & Coconut Oil

  title={The Health Benefits of Coconuts \& Coconut Oil},
  • Published 2003
Coconuts play a unique role in the diets of mankind because they are the source of important physiologically functional components. These physiologically functional components are found in the fat part of whole coconut, in the fat part of desiccated coconut and in the extracted coconut oil. Lauric acid, the major fatty acid from the fat of the coconut, has long been recognised for the unique properties that it lends to nonfood uses in the soaps and cosmetics industry. More recently, lauric acid… 
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Effectiveness of utilizing VCO oil and castor oil on natural creams for dry skin treatment due to environmental factors

  • D. Atmanto
  • Physics, Environmental Science
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • 2019
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The effects of replacing coconut oil with corn oil on human serum lipid profiles and platelet derived factors active in atherogenesis

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Protective effect of coconut oil on renal necrosis occurring in rats fed a methyl-deficient diet.

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The effect of daily consumption of coconut fat and soya-bean fat on plasma lipids and lipoproteins of young normolipidaemic men

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Palm olein in infant formula: absorption of fat and minerals by normal infants.

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Effects of dietary corn and olive oil versus coconut fat on biliary cholesterol secretion in rats.

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Hematological and lipid changes in newborn piglets fed milk-replacer diets containing erucic acid

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Insulinotropic potency of lauric acid: a metabolic rationale for medium chain fatty acids (MCF) in TPN formulation.

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