Sunday, June 9, 2013

Alzheimer's Clinical Trial for Coconut Oil Takes Off

Coconut Oil and MCT Oil VIDEO & ARTICLE

Is coconut oil a legitimate treatment for memory loss? Researchers (along with Dr. Amanda Smith and Dr. Balebail Raj at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute) are doing a study on a coconut oil beverage in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Get the details about this clinical trial. Watch an overview of factors behind it.


ABOUT THE CLINICAL TRIAL

  • USF Health Coconut Oil Clinical Trial in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • USF IRB Study # Pro00012233
The study is approximately 8 months long, including a screening visit and a one month post treatment follow-up.


There are two 3-month treatment periods where all participants will receive active study treatment during one of the three month periods and a placebo product during the other. Which period you will receive the study treatment will be random.

Neither you nor our research staff will know which treatment you are receiving at any time.

LOCATION & SCOPE


At this time, the only location for this research study is at:

The University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.

We will enroll approximately 65 individuals in the study.

ABOUT THE STUDY TREATMENT

The study treatment, Fuel for Thought ™, is being provided by Cognate Nutritionals. Participants will drink small 1 oz bottles of study treatment or placebo orally, 3 times a day for 6 months.

WHO CAN BE IN THE STUDY?

In general, participants must:
  1. Be 60 - 85 years of age
  2. Have a documented diagnosis of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Be in relatively good health and not have a history of diabetic ketoacidosis or have medically significant levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or glucose •
  4. Have a study partner who can come with you to study visits and provide information about the Participant’s memory and health status
  5. Be willing to complete the study procedures, evaluations, and take the study treatment as directed
  6. Participants cann ot have taken coconut oil or Axona™ within the last 30 days and must be stable on their other medications for 30 - 90 days.
  7. Other eligibility criteria applies. Please call us to find out if you or a loved one qualifies.
MORE INFORMATION: Dr Amanda Smith is the doctor in charge of this study. Please call us at (813) 974 - 4355 or email us at jsmith10@health.usf.edu to learn more about this clinical trial and find out if you or your loved one qualifies to participate.

4 comments:

  1. Where are and waht are the results. It's already almost 3/2017. What are the coconut oil mild to moderate Food For Thoughts Studay that you just said was to be completed 2015. I need to know. Are you hidding the resuls or where they positive for people with moderate Alzheimers. WHy dont you tell us. We cant find them anywhere. Is their success with food for thought or are you just trying to make money. COugh up the information we need. We know there are no cures out there.

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  2. I have the same question you do, Terry, where are the results of the clinical trial?! Why aren't the results at the top of the search result list?! I need the results, too.

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  3. Study to Evaluate Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's Disease

    This study has been terminated.
    (Funding limitations and enrollment was too low.)
    Sponsor:University of South Florida

    https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT01883648

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  4. That's a shame… It's hard to get an Alzheimer's patient to agree to any kind of study

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