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Does Keto help with Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer’s and ketosis:

As well as the rest of the human body, our brain runs on fuel. Alzheimer’s disease (whether caused by genetics or brain damage) makes the brain unable to efficiently utilize sugar/carb fuel (glucose), resulting in brain starvation. However, our brains love ketones (fat-burning fuel) more than sugar/carb fuel anyway. Although the damaged brain parts of Alzheimer’s disease patients can’t utilize glucose efficiently, they can successfully utilize ketones.

Last updated: Apr 22, 2023 18:25 PM