Coconut oil & weight loss
Extracts from the book "FOOD FOR THE BRAIN, by Prof. Shirasawa, PHD, MD, anti-aging specialist. ISBN 978-967-14205-0-8"
If you are looking just to lose abdominal fat, you will be thrilled!
A recent study showed women who consumed daily virgin coconut oil, lost fat in their belly.
A 1986 study by T. B. Seaton et al in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that showed people who ate meals containing medium-chain fatty acids increased their metabolic rate an average of 12%, compared to only 4% in those eating meals with long-chain fatty acids. This helps prove the theory that the body uses virgin coconut oil for energy and does not store it as fat thus promoting weight loss.10
10 Seaton, T.B., Welle, S. L., Warenko, M. K., Campbell, R. G. (1986) Thermic effect of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides in man. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3532757
"All above text are direct quotes from Prof. Shirasawa book and they are presented here for information about the latest findings about coconut benefits. These information can not be seen as a recommendation to modify or alter a medical treatment. Like any other good food ingredient, coconut can bring benefits only within a proper balanced diet and regular physical exercises."
Reference: FOOD FOR THE BRAIN - PROF. SHIRASAWA’S READINGS