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.
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
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