ACUTE EFFECT OF COCONUT OIL CONSUMPTION DOES NOT AFFECT POSTPRANDIAL HUMAN CYTOKINES IN HEALTHY OVERWEIGHT WOMEN

Daniela Mayumi Usuda Prado Rocha
2016 International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science  
The coconut oil is popularly recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties, but research has shown conflicting results. Thus, our aim was to assess the postprandial inflammatory response of moderate coconut oil intake. We evaluated the acute consumption of a breakfast, offered in a single day, containing 25 mL of coconut oil (test) or 25 mL of olive oil (control)on postprandial serum inflammatory cytokines (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, IFN-γ and TNF) in healthy overweight women. No change
more » ... ht women. No change was observed in relation to the effect of fatty meals, the time and the interaction of both factors (meal x time). Thus, despite being a saturated fat source, coconut oil consumption did not promote an inflammatory response. Further studies are needed considering a larger intervention period to check long-term effect.
doi:10.15436/2377-0619.16.1160 fatcat:asvjmypg2zfyflolxobo6dxdby