High Fat Diet Being Studied for Parkinson’s

By : | 0 Comments | On : 09/05/2014 | Category : News & Blog Articles

 

Brain imaging showing the stages of Parkinson's disease.

This story came from The Portland Business Journal where I live.  The study is based on a ketogenic diet.  The study is very strict on nutrient ratios – 80% fat; 15% protein; 5% carbohydrate.

Here is the goal of the diet:

“The diet forces the body to burn fats, rather than carbs, that are turned into ketones and replace glucose as the brain’s energy source. The diet raises levels of the molecule adenosine, of which the nerve cells of Parkinson’s patients have a deficiency.”

I am very excited to learn the conclusion of this study.  I will keep you posted.

Click here to read the article in the Portland Business Journal

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