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Does Coconut Oil Increase Fat-Burning?

There is no high-level evidence that coconut oil increases the number of calories you expend.

I have seen coconut oil marketed as a superfood. You may have heard that it can benefit your health, including improving heart health, fat loss, and brain function. But is coconut oil a superfood? Let’s…



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Michael Hunter, MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at