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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University

Sunday, 22 October 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (AEDT)

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Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Science


The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University 

warmly invites you, your family and friends to attend an information

session on


 Ketones as Alternative Fuel for The Brain

In Alzheimer’s And Other Disorders


Speaker: Dr Mary T. Newport, MD (USA) 


Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain disorder that affects over 400,000 Australians and projections estimate that over 1 million Australians will be affected by 2050, if there is no medical breakthrough. To date, drug trials have all failed but lifestyle interventions are showing promise for prevention. Professor Ralph Martins will give an overview of Alzheimer’s research with an emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment and will then introduce Dr Newport.

Dr Mary Newport will talk about her pioneering work with coconut oil therapy, which benefited her husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and its application to benefit other neurodegenerative diseases. The rationale is that the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil are converted to ketone bodies that act as fuel for the brain which compensate for the diminished utilization of glucose in Alzheimer’s disease. Since her seminal findings, there have been over 400 case reports on the use of coconut oil for treating Alzheimer’s and the field has progressed to investigating ketone bodies directly. 

Date: 22nd October, Sunday.

Time: 4 pm - 5.30 pm.

Venue: Macquarie Theatre, 21 Wally's Walk (W2.4A),

             Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109. 

Free, but RSVP is essential via registering for this event. 

Free parking is available in University's West 3 and West 5 car parks.

Free parking permits (to be displayed on your vehicle dashboard) will be available for collection from one of our staff on the event day at the lecture theatre from 3.30 pm onwards.

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Macquarie Theatre
21 Wally's Walk (W2.4A)
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW 2109

Sunday, 22 October 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (AEDT)

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