Virgin coconut oil being studied as a health supplement for COVID-19 patients

THE Department of Science and Technology is currently studying virgin coconut oil as a health supplement for COVID-19 patients.


In an SMNI News interview with DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña, the Philippine General Hospital and another medical facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to be the recipients of the study.


Dela Peña clarified that they are still awaiting the Department of Health’s approval to conduct a clinical trial of Virgin coconut oil in patients



If clinical trials are started, it is expected that within 28 days the DOH will be able to obtain results.


The DOST partners with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in the study.


President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier said that he would provide a P10-million reward to any Filipino who could discover the vaccine against COVID-19.



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