Rates of diabetes are soaring in the United States and around the world. Here, we investigate the medical literature to identify whether a ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrate, can improve symptoms of diabetes. Continue reading
In today’s post, I’ll review a recent study proposing a possible mechanism for the benefits of a ketogenic diet. This post builds on my previous post about epigenetics.
In the research paper “Suppression of Oxidative Stress by β-Hydroxybutyrate, an Endogenous Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor,” researchers investigate the role of β-Hydroxybutyrate (βOHB) in preventing damage by oxidative stress. βOHB is a product of fat oxidation and serves as the major source of energy during prolonged exercise, under fasting conditions, or when following a ketogenic diet. Continue reading