Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) with its predominance of medium chain fatty acids are preferentially transported through the portal venous system into the liver and are more readily available for oxidation to ketones to provide a rapid source of energy, thereby providing a relatively inexpensive source of alternate fuel to compromised neurons in subjects with AD. VCO has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties, decrease lipid levels in serum and tissue as well as LDL lipid peroxidation, enhance antithrombotic effects related to inhibition of platelet coagulation and low cholesterol level and increase antioxidant activity and inhibit lipid peroxidation in rats. The main aim of the present study was to assess whether daily dosing of VCO in subjects with predominant moderate to severe AD would improve cognitive performance as measured by change from baseline in the AD Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale.
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