This Study Just Busted The Biggest Myth About MCT Oil & Your Cholesterol Levels –

Essentially, the paper provides a hierarchy of sorts: When it comes to optimizing cholesterol levels, unsaturated fatty acids are top-tier (olive oil, avocado oil, etc.). However, their findings suggest that medium-chain fatty acids (like MCT oil) are less harmful for cholesterol than longer-chain saturated fatty acids (like lauric acid, found in coconut oil). 

“Our findings support MCT oil as a likely healthier choice than coconut oil, which is also commonly consumed by people following a ketogenic diet,” the report continues. At the end of the day, the differences are pretty minimal (we’re talking tiny percentages, here), but the numbers may sway you into consuming pure, extracted MCT oil rather than relying on the MCTs in coconut oil.