Health benefits of 'superfood', coconut oil are being called into question

Like countless other Indians, my grandmother introduced me to the wonders of coconut oil when I was a child. On days that she deemed my scalp needed nourishment, and for the times I fell and bruised myself playing, coconut oil was the panacea. Growing up, I was told that coconut oil was not only good for topical application, it also had various health benefits when consumed in moderation. Eventually, coconut oil made its way into my food. Which is why, when a recent study by Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, termed coconut oil “pure p.....

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