Can coconut oil treat Crohn’s disease? Check out what research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland uncovered.
Mayo Clinic explains more about Crohn’s:
The scientists used an animal model for the study. They fed one group healthy fats like coconut oil, and the other group was given a standard diet.
The authors wrote:
“Mice fed beneficial fatty diets had up to  percent fewer kinds of gut bacteria as those fed a normal diet, collectively resulting in a very different gut microbial composition … Mice fed even low concentrations of coconut oil or cocoa butter also had less severe small intestine inflammation.”
The lead author Dr. Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios believes that the findings could help doctors identify good bacteria that could help treat patients with inflammatory bowel syndrome.
“Mice (studies) indicate that each person could respond differently. But diet is something we are very hopeful could help at least some patients without the side-effects and risks carried by drugs. The trick now is to really discover what makes a fat ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for Crohn’s disease.”