Study of ketogenic diets and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s)


(Diane) #1

Saw this study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30650523/


(It's all about the bacon, baby) #2

I love how the abstract states that keto is not a good idea, because the reduction in appetite will cause elderly patients to eat less and therefore be malnourished. They should only see how “emaciated” I am on keto!


(Susan) #3

My husband has two neurological diseases: Hydrocephalus and Parkinson’s and just turned 55, so not technically a senior yet. I have been trying to get him to do Keto, and I feel it would help his symptoms, so far not convincing him or the doctors… =(


(Diane) #4

This article indicates there is some promising research out there indicating that such a dietary change can be beneficial.


(Susan) #5

Yes, the problem is convincing him and his doctors…


#6

There’s some misleading information in there too about alleged side effects of keto. I don’t know what they were feeding those subjects… maybe an old formula they used for epilepsy, full of PUFAs and lacking micronutrients? Anyway, that’s not the best article to convince a doctor.

The full version of the study is available with a pdf link here: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/1/169 There are plenty of references to the studies they cite if you wanted to sort through which ones might be the most convincing.