Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted 08/30/2012 | By HealthCorps

Researchers know that a brain that has been invaded by Alzheimer’s disease does not utilize glucose efficiently. Recent studies suggest that coconut oil may help the brain to compensate for this reduced capacity to utilize glucose. More research is needed.

Consider substituting coconut oil in measured amounts for other vegetable oils when making salad dressing or to cook certain entrees and side dishes. Do not assume that “more of a good thing is better” though. Coconut oil, like all other oils are high in fat calories so portion control is important.

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