• Question: Hi Is it true that coconut oil helps Alzheimer's disease?

    Asked by kittykat03 to Megan, Mzamo, Ola on 17 Nov 2016.
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      Megan Seymour answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      I have heard these claims as well and wanted to know if they were true so did a bit of research.
      The theory is that coconut oil could act as an energy source for the nerve cells in the brain that effectively ‘starve to death’ when somebody has Alzheimer’s disease.
      Whilst this seems quite possible there currently isn’t enough scientific evidence to back it up. A clinical trial in America is investigating the effect on a large number of people and should give us some answers by 2017.