UPDATE: Study on Beneficial Effects of VCO Among Suspect, Probable COVID-19 Cases

VCO Beneficial Effects COVID-19
The DOST-FNRI reports on a new study on the use of virgin coconut oil treatment.

Here’s an update on the study being conducted by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) on the beneficial effects of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) treatment among suspect and probable cases of COVID-19.

In the DOST report on August 20, 2021, Secretary Fortunato de la Pena said the studies were being conducted in Valenzuela City and Muntinlupa City.

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Valenzuela City study update:

  • 120 subjects who gave their consent to be included in the study and were screened
  • 51 were excluded due to comorbidities or abnormal blood results such as high cholesterol, triglycerides, free blood sugar (FBS), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
  • 61 are active subjects
  • 14 are undergoing interventions
  • 47 have graduated
  • 8 of the 120 subjects did not complete the intervention

Muntinlupa City study update:

  • The recruitment of study participants in Muntinlupa City has started

DOST has led studies on the efficacy of VCO with test results confirming meals with VCO reduce COVID-19 symptoms.

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