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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Indian Coconut J
Source : Indian Coconut J, Volume 73, p.17–21 (2010)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Year : 2010
Abstract : Serum was analyzed for lipid profile, including total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triaclyglycerol (TAG) concentrations. Comparisons were drawn between coconut oil and sunflower oil consumers. There was no statistically significant difference in the cholesterol, HDL or LDL levels in coconut oil consuming population versus sunflower oil consuming population. Thus plasma fatty acid composition reflected no changes with dietary fat source. Moreover, we have analysed the fatty acid composition of the plaques taken from diseased coronary arteries has been analysed (supplying heart muscle). A total of 71 samples of plaques were analysed, of which 48 persons were using coconut oil and 23 persons were using sunflower oil routinely. Fatty acids were extracted by chloroform and then analysed by HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography). It was seen that Plaques from coronary artery did not contain fatty acids from coconut oil. Fatty acid content of plaques from coconut oil group and sunflower group were the same.This clearly shows that coconut oil does not have any effect to produce plaque or heart disease.
Cite this Research Publication : D. M. Vasudevan, “Lipid Profile in blood and in plaque material from diseased Coronary Artery”, Indian Coconut J, vol. 73, pp. 17–21, 2010.