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1/16/13 8:08 P

It basically comes down to some interesting "preliminary" research---and making it then sound like some miracle food or supplement. Dr. Oz does this often.

I did not see the show, so I don't honestly know exactly what was being "claimed"...but this is another example of the need to get more studies---and for now, take the moderation approach.

SP Dietitian Becky

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1/16/13 12:56 P

Oz is just looking for viewers to get himself more $$$. The more viewers Oz gets, the more sponsors he gets and the more $$$ he makes. He's in the business of lining his pockets, not giving people good advice which will actually help them. So, instead of telling people the truth, which is that the best way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet and exercise, he has the miracle cure, quick fix or fad diet of the day on his show. He uses pseudoscience (claims or beliefs that are either unintentionally or intentionally, with the intent to deceive, presented as being based in science but which are unproven, unfounded, exaggerated, do not adhere to any valid scientific method, are simply untrue, etc.) to lure viewers. As someone who has a background in science, he is doing this intentionally... He knows better...he knows that this stuff isn't true. He's lying intentionally to people in order to make his show popular, get sponsors and line his pockets. He uses his medical degree to give himself credibility when he knows he's lying to people. He's incredibly unethical, in my opinion.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 1/17/2013 (12:41)
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1/16/13 12:55 P

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ANARIE Posts: 13,179
1/16/13 12:24 P

Basically, the pubmed article says the same as the coconut oil researchers-- It's not as bad as we used to think it was. It's no worse than other saturated fats (as long as it's not partially hydrogenated, which is the way it was normally used), and *maybe* it's slightly less bad than saturated animal fat. Like all fats, it does help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and it contains a few antioxidants.

However, that doesn't mean you should start eating it if you don't already. It means people who have always used it as part of their traditional cuisine don't necessarily have to quit using it. It's not as bad as Crisco, and it's no worse than butter or lard. That doesn't mean it's as healthy as olive or peanut oil. If you like the taste of it and want to replace butter with dende oil, fine. But there's no reason to use it when you would normally use olive oil, and you *definitely* shouldn't add it on top of whatever fat you would normally use.

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1/16/13 10:02 A

Wow...Thank you. My MIL was watching Oz yesterday and saw it and got all excited. I told her I am not buying it. It just doesn't make sense. I will have to show her all of this. Thanks again!! Very helpful!!!

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1/16/13 4:11 A

If you do chose to eat it, you need to make sure its from sustainable sources.

Mostly it comes from horrific sources, destroying orang-utans habitats.

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1/16/13 3:14 A

Below is a link that you may find helpful - it is from a very reliable source!


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1/16/13 1:10 A

The way it's produced is awful. It's one of the worst offenders for destroying the rainforest, but I guess you want nutrition content. It's like coconut oil. Solid at room temp, high in saturated fat. The unhealthy fat. We use it a lot in Nigeria because it's cheap, but like many cheap foods, it's not good for you.

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1/15/13 11:56 P

Looks like another Dr. Oz sponsored "miracle pill".

Here's what Google has to say about it: (first link that comes up)

I'm not a Dr. Oz fan, and if he's recommending a supplement, you simply can't trust that it's based on any reliable evidence, nor can you trust his medical judgment regarding supplements of this nature.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/16/2013 (00:04)
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1/15/13 10:38 P

Can anyone tell me anything about this?

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