• By Laurel Kelly

Consumer Health: Coconut oil and weight loss

September 14, 2020
a coconut cut in half, placed on a bench with a glass bowl of coconut oil and palm trees in the background

Coconut oil is widely promoted for weight loss. While the promises sound great, the research is less clear.

A few studies have looked at the benefit of coconut oil on weight loss, and results have been mixed. While some studies have reported a decrease in participants' waist size and body mass index, also called BMI, others have not.

Here's what you need to know about coconut oil and weight loss.