November 21, 2015

Coconut oil can control overgrowth of a fungal pathogen in GI tract, study in mice suggests

A new inter-disciplinary study led by researchers at Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen called Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice. In humans, high levels of C. albicans in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to bloodstream infections, including invasive candidiasis.

The research, published in mSphere, suggests that it might be possible to use dietary approaches as an alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by C. albicans. Read more.

ScienceDaily

Related,
Coconut oil effective against Candida fungal infection - MNT
- More coconut oil research (pdf) - Coconut Research Center

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