Is coconut king?

GPs might find the American Heart Association’s latest advice useful to respond to patients’ queries.

Coconut fat hit the headlines recently, courtesy of getting a mention in an American Heart Association Advisory on dietary fats and heart disease.1


Authored by a group of distinguished nutrition and health experts, the report is an excellent analysis of the current confusion over fats and heart disease.

Coconut scored a special mention on the basis that 72% of the American public rate coconut ‘oil’ as a “healthy food”. Coconut fat (it’s not an oil) is also popular in Australia, with sales especially pushed by online marketers. GPs might find the report’s