Coconut oil is 'pure poison', according to a lecture given by a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr Karin Michels, who also heads up the tumor research center at the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute talk in German last month.
Among other things, she told her audience that 'coconut oil is pure poison,' and 'it is one of the worst foods you can eat,' according to a translation by Business Insider Deutschland.
Cardiologists know well that it may be tasty and sumptuous, but those velvety qualities are no friend to your arteries.
Dr Michels says it is worse than lard.