Can Ketones Fight Alzheimer’s? Assessing the Ketogenic Diet When It Comes to Brain Health

You’ve likely heard about the ketogenic diet — a diet that emphasizes eating a low amount of carbs, and a lot of protein and fats. The goal of the diet is to release more ketones — a type of acid that the body can use for fuel — into the bloodstream, to help jumpstart weight loss. But could ketones also help fight against Alzheimer’s disease?

A recent study argues so. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience and conducted by researchers including Aiwu Cheng, a biologist with the National Institute on Aging, the study claims that increasing the amount of ketones in the body may actually help battle Alzheimer’s disease.

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