Dr. Mary Newport of Spring Hill is convinced that coconut oil has greatly helped her husband, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 54. But as the Tampa Bay Times reports, the treatment has not undergone scientific testing and thus isn’t widely accepted in the medical community. That’s about to change: The University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute has found funding to conduct a clinical trial for this treatment.
The doctor, who wrote a book about her theory, says her husband regained certain abilities and memories after beginning the oil treatment. Other anecdotal reports have also been positive, she said.