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The Good and Bad of Coconut Oil


2. Treatment of Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

The same lack of scientific evidence exists when it comes to claims that coconut oil is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease—mainly due to the medium chain triglycerides within. Again, there have been no human studies to suggest this claim is true.

Other publications have suggested that coconut oil helps prevent and treat diabetes. The reasoning behind this claim is that the fats within help lower blood glucose levels. In the end, the verdict is still out on these claims too.

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