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My late husband's GP was ahead of the posse on a lot of things! Years ago he read something in some remote journal about the possible benefits of coconut oil - long before it became so popular - and got me to start William on it, to see if it had any affect on the progression of his dementia. Sadly, there was no discernible affect for him, anyway.Yes, the brain needs fat to function (there's also a lot of interesting research on coconut oil and dementia)..... so why are they always dishing out these statins and advising people to cut out all the fat in their diet? I'm sure my mum was fine before she started taking all these drugs, cut out butter and oil.... and also stopped eating oily fish, broccoli and offal because she was on warfarin.
The New Scientist posted an article in their issue of 28 November spelling out how a high-fat diet used to control epilepsy affects the brain and stating that it could be used for the control of Alzheimer's. Could the recent increase in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's possibly be due to the low fat diet that many people have been encouraged to follow in recent years?