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Can Keto Help with Alcoholism? New Research Suggests So

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  Published on August 4th, 2021
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  Last modified May 13th, 2022
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 The ketogenic diet has exponentially grown in popularity over the past decade. With the newfound interest spreading wide across the world, research has begun to expand as well. Initially, the ketogenic diet was founded as a treatment for epilepsy but, in recent years, it has been studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, PCOS, schizophrenia, migraines, depression, diabetes, and many more. Since going keto reduces inflammation and provides an alternative fuel source to the brain and other tissues in times of impaired glucose metabolism, it makes sense that a ketogenic diet can be beneficial for these diseases. But, what about alcoholism?  It’s a substance abuse disorder, so how could a diet possibly be beneficial? Well, a new 2021 study suggests that keto could help with alcoholism. Glucose, Ketones, and the Keto Diet The ketogenic diet restricts carbohydrate intake. Normally, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose. Glucose is used as the primary fuel source of the body. But, when glucose is restricted, the body is forced to find an alternative…

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