Coconut and coconut products

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Introduction

Coconut oil, and, to a lesser extent, coconuts themselves, have become somewhat popular as a dementia treatment, or preventive measure. The evidence is mixed, but some claim more research will bear out most of the numerous positive claims about it.

Here is a typical non-peer-reviewed page touting the virtues of coconut oil:

http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/02/cuckoo-for-coconut-oil.html

Here is a brief review from a peer-reviewed science journal (more than two years old, yet not cited by any other articles in PubMed):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21771462

Here is a critical summary:

http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-mind/memory/article/can-coconut-oil-treat-alzheimers

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Effectiveness

Evidence

Proposed mechanism(s)

Might APOE status affect relevance of the research supporting this intervention?

To Do

- Find more scientific review articles, ideally (as always), those that stratify results by APOE status.

Summary