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Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Lipids, May 2009
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Title
Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity
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Lipids, May 2009
DOI 10.1007/s11745-009-3306-6
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Monica L. Assunção, Haroldo S. Ferreira, Aldenir F. dos Santos, Cyro R. Cabral, Telma M. M. T. Florêncio

Abstract

The effects of dietary supplementation with coconut oil on the biochemical and anthropometric profiles of women presenting waist circumferences (WC) >88 cm (abdominal obesity) were investigated. The randomised, double-blind, clinical trial involved 40 women aged 20-40 years. Groups received daily dietary supplements comprising 30 mL of either soy bean oil (group S; n = 20) or coconut oil (group C; n = 20) over a 12-week period, during which all subjects were instructed to follow a balanced hypocaloric diet and to walk for 50 min per day. Data were collected 1 week before (T1) and 1 week after (T2) dietary intervention. Energy intake and amount of carbohydrate ingested by both groups diminished over the trial, whereas the consumption of protein and fibre increased and lipid ingestion remained unchanged. At T1 there were no differences in biochemical or anthropometric characteristics between the groups, whereas at T2 group C presented a higher level of HDL (48.7 +/- 2.4 vs. 45.00 +/- 5.6; P = 0.01) and a lower LDL:HDL ratio (2.41 +/- 0.8 vs. 3.1 +/- 0.8; P = 0.04). Reductions in BMI were observed in both groups at T2 (P < 0.05), but only group C exhibited a reduction in WC (P = 0.005). Group S presented an increase (P < 0.05) in total cholesterol, LDL and LDL:HDL ratio, whilst HDL diminished (P = 0.03). Such alterations were not observed in group C. It appears that dietetic supplementation with coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 1%
United States 3 1%
India 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Unknown 256 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 54 20%
Student > Bachelor 52 20%
Researcher 42 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 10%
Other 20 8%
Other 70 26%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 76 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 11%
Unspecified 19 7%
Chemistry 16 6%
Other 65 25%
Unknown 1 <1%

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