Improvement in age-related cognitive functions and life expectancy by ketogenic diets

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Rodent studies have indicated that low-carbohydrate diets prevent age-related cognitive decline and extend lifespan due to increased circulating levels of ketone bodies. A possible physiological mechanism for how ketone bodies exert this effect might be by improving central nervous system insulin resistance, which makes this finding interesting with regards to the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNature Reviews Endocrinology
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)695-696
Antal sider2
ISSN1759-5029
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2017 NEXS 300

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