The Anti-Cancer Effect Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a powerful anticancer effect. A lot of researches in animal experiments assessing the effect of various dietary fat on tumor growth found that compared with other oil, coconut oil can prevent the growth of tumor. For example, there is one study focusing on the effect of dietary fat on breast cancer. The researchers tested various oils: olive oil, corn oil, rapeseed oil, red flower oil and coconut oil. The animal’s other diets are identical except for the variety of oils. Each experimental animal is exposed to strong carcinogens which will induce breast cancer. As a result, all the animals had tumors except for the group that having coconut oil. The researchers also checked their cell tissue and found no trace of any cancer.

It is interesting to note that the group of animals that have the largest tumors is the group consuming polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Other researchers have used various oils to do similar researches and get similar results. Chain fatty acid in the coconut oil seems to have the effect to prevent tumor growth. On the other hand, polyunsaturated vegetable oils (corn oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, etc.) can promote tumor growth. In addition, researchers have found that coconut oil enhances immune functionalities of the body. This increases the amount of white blood cells in the bone marrow. White blood cells is the main force in our immune system, so we suggest that the ongoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy in cancer patients using coconut oil and chain fatty acid, because this kind of treatment will damage the bone marrow of patients, and will lead to anemia and weaken the immune system. Adding coconut oil to your diet will reduce or eliminate the undesirable side effects of many cancer treatments.

In conclusion, the use of coconut oil as an adjuvant of traditional cancer or natural therapies or as part of a cancer prevention program can provide significant protection for patients suffering from cancer so similar diseases.

By Phu Thinh Co (Dầu dừa) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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