'Coconut oil is poison': Harvard medical professor says the health fad is 'one of the worst foods you can eat' - and says even LARD is better
Author: Mia De Graaf
Coconut oil is 'pure poison' and 'one of the worst foods you can eat', according to a lecture given by a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr Karin Michels, who also heads up the tumor research center at the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute talk in Germany last month.
Among other things, she told her audience that 'coconut oil is pure poison,' and 'it is one of the worst foods you can eat,' according to a translation by Business Insider Deutschland.
The video, which has amassed more than 400,000 hits since it was published on July 10, will add fuel to the fiery debate over the oil's nutritional properties; many have turned to coconuts as a guilt-free fat, but even the American Heart Association has urged consumers to restrict their use.
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