What is the dosage of coconut oil recommended for Alzheimer's patients?


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Coconut oil has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of any type of illness, but proponents of using coconut oil for treating Alzheimer's disease recommend taking three to five tablespoons per day, according to AgingCare. Proponents also recommend using high-quality virgin coconut oil.

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The medical director for the Nutritional Magnesium Association, Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D., believes there are possible benefits to using coconut oil for Alzheimer's disease. She says coconut oil is a very safe food and can be beneficial in many ways, reports AgingCare. However, the FDA warns people to keep their consumption of saturated fats to a minimum due to increased risks for heart disease and high cholesterol.

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