Health, Coconut Oil and Cancer. For thousands of years the people in and around Asian and the Pacific have used coconut oil for everything from a food to a medicine. The people in many tropical climates, for instance the regions of Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and the Yucatan, have diets that are rich in coconut oil. These people are universally thought of to be healthier and have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than Westerners. For years the common wisdom has been that "cholesterol and saturated fats are bad for you." However, It is now know that there are both good cholesterol and good saturated fats… Coconut oil is one such saturated fat!
To quote Dr. Mary Enig: “The research over four decades concerning coconut oil in diet and heart disease is quite clear: coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial.”
Coconut Oil and Lauric Acid