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Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad

October 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Coconuts and coconut oil

About This Webinar

Coconut oil is all the rage these days to benefit your health. It has been rumored to help with heart disease, thyroid problems, slow aging, and protect against illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes and even weight loss. But what is the truth about coconut oil? Tune into this webinar to learn fact from fiction about this popular oil.

Learning Objectives

  • The participant will be able to discuss the composition of coconut oil and the metabolism of its triglycerides.
  • The participant will be able to explain the science behind the purported benefits of coconut oil for weight loss and blood lipid levels.
  • The participant will be able to assist clients in understanding the inclusion of coconut oil in the context of a healthy dietary pattern.


Dr. Kristi Crowe-White, RD
Associate Professor
Department of Human Nutrition
The University of Alabama
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

CEs are no longer available for this webinar

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October 4, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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