How Can a Ketogenic Diet Improve Motor Function?

  title={How Can a Ketogenic Diet Improve Motor Function?},
  author={Charlotte Veyrat-Durebex and Pascal Reynier and Vincent Procaccio and Rudolf C Hergesheimer and Philippe Corcia and Christian R Andres and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Blasco},
  journal={Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience},
A ketogenic diet (KD) is a normocaloric diet composed by high fat (80–90%), low carbohydrate, and low protein consumption that induces fasting-like effects. KD increases ketone body (KBs) production and its concentration in the blood, providing the brain an alternative energy supply that enhances oxidative mitochondrial metabolism. In addition to its profound impact on neuro-metabolism and bioenergetics, the neuroprotective effect of specific polyunsaturated fatty acids and KBs involves… 

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