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Can the brain use ketones?

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  Published on April 14th, 2021
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  Last modified October 7th, 2021

Unlike most fatty acids, ketones can be taken in and used as an energy source for the brain. In fact, the brain may actually prefer ketones to glucose; studies have shown that ketone uptake by the brain increases as blood ketone levels rise . There is also a lot of research demonstrating that a ketogenic diet can have brain-protecting effects in various types of damaged neurons, possibly due to the neurons receiving greater fuel reserves through ketones, less oxidative stress, and less inflammation . Even when glucose uptake by the brain is impaired, as it is in people with Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s, ketones can still be utilized.

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