COCOS NUCIFERA OIL AS SUPPLEMENTATION IS A BOON FOR MALIGNANCY
Rajashree Sabui* and Soumik Bhattacharjee
Cocos nucifera oil or Coconut oil is made from fresh, mature coconut kernels and is edible. Coconut oil's anticancer properties have only been studied in a few studies. In the case of liver malignancies, the fatty acid component of coconut oil directly targets the liver via portal circulation and as chylomicron via lymph, although it has effects on all types of malignant tissue. In most South Asian countries, coconut oil is an essential part of the diet. At first, coconut oil was lumped in with foods high in saturated fats and chastised for having a negative impact on health. In any case, studies have shown that coconut oil is a good source of medium-chain unsaturated fats and its main constituent named as lauric acid has its effect on cancerous cells. As a result, new opportunities for its application in a variety of disciplines have arisen. Coconut oil is used for more than just cooking. Coconut oil is noteworthy for its hypocholesterolemic, anticancer, anti-hepatosteatotic, anti-diabetic, cancer prevention agent, soothing, anti-microbial, and skin saturating characteristics, among others. Despite all of its health benefits, coconut oil is still underappreciated due to a lack of solid scientific evidence. Thus coconut oil will be an good supplement to provide a good quality of life among cancer patients.
Keywords: Coconut oil, Malignancy, Lauric acid, Breast cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer.
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