If you have started fasting to lose weight, why not go a few steps further and take up Therapeutic Ketosis?
One of the biggest benefits of taking Ketotherapeutic intervention includes decreasing the effects of neurodegenerative diseases. There are few, if any, long-term preventative studies on ketogenic interventions that have been conducted. However, there is a new whole-brain scale biomarker of brain aging. (called “network stability.”)
According to a study conducted by researchers from Mass General Hospital researchers, a ketogenic diet, drinking exogenous ketones, and fasting all helped improve brain network stability, whereas a standard diet and a glucose bolus destabilized the brain. In an n=1 experiment, they also showed that the ketone ester improved stability even when given combined with the glucose bolus. But since this was only one patient, it is hard to draw any real conclusions
You must wonder if endogenously or exogenously induced ketosis might prove to be a useful adjunctive therapy for neurodegenerative conditions? Stay tuned!