Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment

@article{Krikorian2012DietaryKE,
  title={Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment},
  author={Robert Krikorian and Marcelle D. Shidler and Krista Nicole Dangelo and Sarah C. Couch and Deborah Joy Clegg},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={425.e19-425.e27}
}
We randomly assigned 23 older adults with mild cognitive impairment to either a high carbohydrate or very low carbohydrate diet. Following the 6-week intervention period, we observed improved verbal memory performance for the low carbohydrate subjects (p = 0.01) as well as reductions in weight (p < 0.0001), waist circumference (p < 0.0001), fasting glucose (p = 0.009), and fasting insulin (p = 0.005). Level of depressive symptoms was not affected. Change in calorie intake, insulin level, and… CONTINUE READING
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