A ketogenic diet could be healthy and effective in helping to reduce some of the symptoms experienced by patients suffering from MS as per research presented at the annual conference of the Amer- ican Academy of Neurology. J. Nicholas Brenton, MD and coworkers asevaluated the safety and tolerance of a 6 month ketogenic diet for patients with relapsing MS. For the participants, 83% followed the diet throughout the entire study. In general, the fat mass dropped between baseline and 6 months for people taking the diet (41.3 instead of 32.0 kg) as well as a substantial decrease was observed in fatigue as well as depression scores. The MS QOL mental and physical composite scores related to the diet were also better. Additionally, the researcherswere able to see gains of Expanded Disability Status Scale scores as well as the walk test of 6 minutes and 9-hole peg test. After 6 months, the Leptin in serum at rest was less and adiponectin levels were higher in people who were on the diet.
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