- Switching to a ketogenic diet may increase the lifespan
- The study that was carried out using an animal model
- This study indicates that a ketogenic diet can have major impact on life
The study had mice split into three groups- a regular rodent high carbohydrate diet, a low carbohydrate/high fat diet and a ketogenic diet, which had 89-90 percent of total calorie intake. According to this study, the ketogenic diet increased memory and motor function (strength and coordination) and prevented an increase in age-related markers of inflammation. It also indicated an impact on the incidence of tumours as well.
“In humans, that would be seven to 10 years. But equally important, those mice retained quality of health in later life,” said nutritionist Jon Ramsey from the University of California – Davis. “The older mice on the ketogenic diet had a better memory than the younger mice, which is really remarkable,” the researchers said.
As per the researchers, the ultimate aim was to find out a way for humans to attain benefits from BHBs without having to go on a restrictive diet.
With Inputs from IANS
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