There is some evidence to suggest that fats like coconut oil could indirectly result in higher levels of a protein called acetylcholinesterase.
Researchers have found that the level of acetylcholinesterase is higher in people with Alzheimer's disease and current treatments aim to lower the level of this protein. Recent studies suggest that some organic foods and products like coconut oil may be able to prevent dementias like Alzheimer’s. We’re always reading the latest tips on prevention — eat right, reduce stress, get plenty of exercise and keep your brain engaged in challenging activities. As far as diet, coconut oil continues to receive a great deal of attention. For best results, experts suggest organic, cold-pressed, non-hydrogenated, virgin coconut oil — and don’t let the word “oil” frighten you. Coconut oil is a heart-healthy oil that is free of cholesterol and trans-fats, and provides many benefits in addition to improving brain health. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness that affects over 27 million people worldwide. It is the more prevalent form of dementia, which is a loss of cognitive ability. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s include confusion, short term memory loss, mood swings, and difficulties using language. Eventually, the brain becomes so damaged that bodily functions become impaired, leading to death.
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