|A Note From Dr. Mary:|
I want to thank everyone who has sent me testimonials for your loved ones who have tried coconut oil and or MCT oil. I have received over 200, and while some people have no response, the vast majority has reported improvements in cognitive functions and overall quality of life. I am overjoyed that so many people have benefited from this food-based intervention as my husband Steve has!
These testimonials have helped to get grants for research at the University of South Florida (USF) Byrd Alzheimer Institute, where humane animal studies are in progress and a clinical trial of coconut oil in people with mild cognitive impairment will soon begin! This is a pilot study that will look at whether there is symptomatic improvement and also if this treatment will delay or prevent progression to Alzheimer’s disease. This study will begin in the Spring of 2013.
There are several other large studies of MCT oil for Alzheimer’s that are currently in progress as well. Ketones as an alternative fuel are also being studied at USF for treatment of cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), wound healing, oxygen toxicity, epilepsy, and status epilepticus, using ketogenic diets that contain medium chain triglycerides and also ketone esters. While the results of these studies will take some time, for now you can provide ketones to the brain as an alternative fuel by consuming foods that contain medium chain triglycerides to produce ketones. What do you have to lose?
Dr. Mary and Steve Newport on the 700 Club, January 5, 2012
Updated story on The 700 Club, January 7, 2013
Dr. Newport's appearance on the Frankie Boyer Show
The Story of Ketones: SECOND EDITION RELEASING ON 4/15/13!
Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?
The Story of Ketones, Second Edition
by Mary T. Newport, MD
Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure? Second Edition
Write to Encourage NIH Funding for Ketone Research
Story C. Landis, Ph.D., Director
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke
NINDS Neuroscience Center
Division of Extramural Research
6001 Executive Boulevard Suite 3309
Bethesda, MD 20892- 9531*
Alzheimer's Study Group
1425 K St., NW, Ste. 450
Washington, DC 20005
Members include retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
National Alzheimers Strategic Plan (PDF)
Also visit Dr. Mary Newport's blog: Coconut Oil and Ketones
Please Email Dr. Newport at Ketones08@aol.com with your loved one's response or lack of response
to coconut oil and/or MCT oil. Please provide details, including age, sex,
diagnoses, duration, medications, type of oil used and amount,
specific changes noted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response.
Thank you, Dr. Mary Newport
Steve's Clock Test