Does Coconut Oil Have an Effect on Memory Loss According to Experts?


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Although some preliminary studies of comprehensive treatment regimens that include coconut oil are worthy of further investigation, few medical experts believe that coconut oil has an impact on memory loss as of 2015, according to Berkeley Wellness. Some books have been published stating otherwise, however.

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Dr. Mary Newport's 2011 book "Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?" fueled hopes that the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil might provide a miracle cure for the devastating effects of Alzheimer's and memory loss in general. Unfortunately, no research accepted as valid by experts exists to support this claim. In 2014, University of California, Los Angeles professor of neurology Dr. Dale Bredesen reported success on a small scale treating these ailments using a regimen consisting of 36 components, one of which is coconut oil, but he acknowledged that much more research is needed to validate the success of his program.

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