Keto-Like Diet May Improve Cognition in MCI, Early Alzheimer's
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A ketogenic diet may boost cognition in older adults who have early signs of dementia, preliminary research suggests. Investigators at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, found that when older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) switched their diet to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet, they experienced modest improvement in memory, as measured by a standardized test.
@dev-narayan Of the 413 clinical trials of new medications for Alzheimer disease (AD) conducted between 2002 and 2012, 99.6% of the drugs investigated yielded no significant benefit. "Given this dismal record of drug development and the devastating consequences of AD for patients and their families, the development of alternative approaches to treatment and prevention is essential