Alzheimer’s Society looks at the science behind the stories that coconut oil can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Visit our website for more information on this and the science behind other popular dementia news stories.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015: The trial into coconut oil in Alzheimer’s disease mentioned in the video has been delayed. The results are now due in mid-2017.
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