Keto Diet in multiple sclerosis (MS) Tied to Less Disability, Better Quality of Life
A ketogenic diet may reduce disability and improve quality of life, fatigue, and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. High-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets mimic a fasting state and promote a more efficient use of energy — and have previously been shown to affect immune regulation. The diet helps lower blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes and has been used for years to improve seizure control in patients with epilepsy
@debangana The current study demonstrates the safety, tolerability, and potential clinical benefits of a ketogenic diet over 6 months in patients with relapsing MS. Patient-reported fatigue, depression, and quality-of-life scores were obtained at baseline, in addition to fasting adipokines and pertinent MS-related clinical outcome metrics. Baseline study metrics were repeated at 3 and/or 6 months while on the ketogenic diet. Of the patient group, 83% adhered to the ketogenic diet for the full 6-month study period.