ABC News: What to know about coconut oil after a Harvard professor called it ‘pure poison’

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Despite the huge popularity of coconut oil and many praises it’s received from healthy-eating advocates, a Harvard professor’s scathing criticism of the trend has stirred up a flurry of debate and conversation.

At a recent talk at the University of Freiburg, Karin Michels called coconut oil “pure poison” and urged people not to eat it.

In the 50-minute lecture titled “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors,” Michels, director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, said the much-beloved sweet-tasting oil is the worst thing you can put in your body. ABC News asked our co-founder, Dr. Robert Segal, his opinion on the conversation, read what he thinks here.



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