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Coconut Oil and Belly Fat
in 20-40 Year-Old Women
Dr. Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CCN, CNS
http://www.DrAlexRinehart.com
The Study Design
 Randomized, double blind clinical trial
 40 women aged 20-40 years with waist circumference
greater th...
What was measured?
 Markers of obesity, heart disease, inflammation and insulin
sensitivity measured 1 week prior to inte...
Soybean Oil Group
 Lower BMI
 Higher Total Cholesterol
 Higher LDL
 Higher LDL:HDL
 Decreased HDL
 NO Change in Wais...
Coconut Oil Group
Lower BMI (P<0.05)
Higher HDL (P=0.01)
Lower LDL:HDL (P=0.04)
Decreased waist circumference
(P=0.005)
Conclusion
Despite the small sample size, the findings
suggest that when compared to soybean oil,
coconut oil has a benefi...
 To read the full discussion please visit:
http://dralexrinehart.com/nutrition-
benefits/soybean-coconut-oil-belly-fat-
h...
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Coconut Oil and Belly Fat in 20-40 Year Old Women

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Could coconut oil help to remove that stubborn belly fat around the waist?

This study compared the effect of coconut oil and soybean oil in women aged 20-40 years.

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Coconut Oil and Belly Fat in 20-40 Year Old Women

  1. 1. Coconut Oil and Belly Fat in 20-40 Year-Old Women Dr. Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CCN, CNS http://www.DrAlexRinehart.com
  2. 2. The Study Design  Randomized, double blind clinical trial  40 women aged 20-40 years with waist circumference greater than 88cm (greater than ~35 inches)  All instructed to follow “balanced, low calorie diet” and to walk for 50 minutes per day  20 women received 30mL (~2 tablespoons) of coconut oil, the other 20 women received 30mL (~2 tablespoons) of soybean oil for 12 weeks
  3. 3. What was measured?  Markers of obesity, heart disease, inflammation and insulin sensitivity measured 1 week prior to intervention & 1 week after 12 week intervention.  BMI  Waist Circumference  Fasting Glucose  Triglycerides  Total Cholesterol  LDL/HDL fractions  ultra-sensitive CRP  Insulin  HOMA-B% and HOMA-A%
  4. 4. Soybean Oil Group  Lower BMI  Higher Total Cholesterol  Higher LDL  Higher LDL:HDL  Decreased HDL  NO Change in Waist Circumference
  5. 5. Coconut Oil Group Lower BMI (P<0.05) Higher HDL (P=0.01) Lower LDL:HDL (P=0.04) Decreased waist circumference (P=0.005)
  6. 6. Conclusion Despite the small sample size, the findings suggest that when compared to soybean oil, coconut oil has a beneficial effect on blood lipids & supports a reduction in abdominal obesity in 20-40 year old women.
  7. 7.  To read the full discussion please visit: http://dralexrinehart.com/nutrition- benefits/soybean-coconut-oil-belly-fat- heart-disease-risk-in-women/ (please share )

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