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It fights against caries.
It attacks the bacteria responsible for tooth decay . It could be used in dental care products, according to research.
Scientists found that coconut oil which had been treated with enzymes stopped the growth of Streptococcus bacteria – a major cause of tooth decay.
Speaking at the Society for General Microbiology’s conference, the Irish researchers say that it also attacks the yeast which causes thrush.
The research team from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the impact of coconut , vegetable and olive oil in their natural states.And also when treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion.
The oils were then tested against Streptococcus bacteria which are common inhabitants of the mouth. Only the enzyme-modified coconut one showed an ability to inhibit the growth of most strains of the bacteria.
“It is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.” said Dr Damien Brady who led the research at the Athlone Institute of Technology.