A rapid overview of systematic reviews on the effects of coconut oil intake compared with intake of other vegetable oils on mortality and cardiovascular health in children and adults

13 Mar 2024


Following the release of the guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake in July 2023, WHO is currently developing guidelines on tropical oils. While Member States await the guidelines on tropical oils, there is a need for evidence for interim policy dialogues and guidance. The objective of this review is to rapidly identify and summarize existing evidence from published systematic reviews on the relationships between coconut oil intake and mortality or cardiovascular health in children and adults, and to assess the methodological quality of these systematic reviews.

This is one of the two rapid reviews: one on palm oil and the other on coconut oil.

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