Professor Fabian M. Dayrit from Ateneo de Manila University School of Science and Engineering has released his research on the potential use of coconut oil as a safe antiviral agent against the novel coronavirus. And some important highlights of the findings:
来自马尼拉雅典耀大学的Fabian M. Dayrit教授发表了一项研究，研究中提及能将椰油能作为一种安全的抗新型冠状病毒的抗病毒剂。以下是研究结果的一些要点：
It has been known for many years that lauric acid (also its derivative monolaurin) and capric acid found in coconut oil possess significant antiviral activity. While 3 mechanisms have been proposed to explain their antiviral activity:
- Disintegration of virus membrane 将病毒膜分解
- Inhibits virus maturation 抑制病毒的成熟
- Prevents binding of viral proteins to host (in this case, human or animal) cell membrane 防止病毒蛋白与宿主（人类或动物）的细胞膜结合
Why propose the use of virgin coconut oil as potential antiviral agent? 为何要选用初榨椰油作为抗病毒剂？
- Relatively affordable相对来说价格更容易负担
- Virtually risk free 几乎无风险
- Broad availability of virgin coconut oil 初榨椰油的供应更加广泛
*Recommended dosage for virgin coconut oil for potential antiviral activity is 45 ml (~3 tablespoon) or higher per day.
At the end of the article, he concluded that virgin coconut oil should be considered as a general prophylactic against viral and microbial infection, and urged that clinical studies should be conducted among patients who have been infected with nCoV-2019 using virgin coconut oil or its derivatives.
在文章的最后，Fabian M. Dayrit教授得出结论，应将初榨椰油用于预防病毒和微生物感染，并敦促应使用初榨椰油或其代谢物，针对感染新型冠装病毒的患者进行临床研究。
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