Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is Coconut Oil Good for Alzheimer's? Byrd Institute Launches Research Study

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Coconut oil is Alzheimer's most popular and most controversial non-drug treatment. See how it works. Learn about a new study on its effectiveness by Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute.


Dr. David Morgan is chief executive officer for the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in Florida. He said about their new study on coconut oil for dementias such as Alzheimer's,

"When a patient or a family member comes in with a patient, and they're interviewing with the physicians, they always have a question, 'I've heard about coconut oil. What's going on with that.'"


Alzheimer's Doctors Taking Note of Coconut Oil
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"And at least up until this time all we can say is there's anecdotal information, that it may be beneficial, but there hasn't been any kind of research study that's ever been done."

Dr. Morgan knows that doctors "feel uncomfortable making a recommendation for something that they don't feel justified by the science behind it. And that's part of the reason we're going to do the study, is to determine, can we then provide that justification."



SOURCE:
CBN
Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
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6 comments:

  1. All I can say is, it's about time coconut oil is looked into for dementia. And hope it doesn't take 10 years to find out it may be helpful to patients with dementia.

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    1. Rose, I absolutely agree with you 100%!

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  2. This is very exciting. That the medical community is investing time and money to research this simple food is very encouraging.

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  3. I've been using coconut oil and axona and mct oil since my husband was diagnosed. I believe there is a benefit to it. I think without it he would be much worse then he is.

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  4. In its Spring/Summer 2012 Research Update, the Alzheimer's Association had this to say:
    "Every day we hear magical claims of products promising relief. Coconut oil, for example, is touted by a physician in Florida as having a miraculous impact on her husband. While the ketones in coconut oil are being widely studied for dementia and are a key ingredient in an FDA-approved food product for memory loss, there is no scientific evidence that coconut oil helps with Alzheimer’s.
    "The coconut oil promise has been around for more than three years. If the administration of coconut oil was, indeed, beneficial, it would be shouted from every mountaintop" (emphasis is mine).
    People should also be aware that Ms. Newport and Mr.Robertson are making money from touting these unsubstantiated claims. For more, see http://bit.ly/SmgrGn

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  5. What about in helping with Asphesia? If anyone has any info please email me at: bikerbonnieb@gmail.com THANKYOU!

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