According to a new study, symptoms of an autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) may be improved by the adherence to a keto diet.
During the study, 65 partcipants with multiple sclersosis were put on a keto diet for a span of six months. The participants involved had reportedly experienced less fatigue and depression, increasing their overall quality of life.
“Our study provides evidence that medically supervised ketogenic diets are safe and tolerable when studied over a six-month period, and convey clinical benefits to persons living with MS,” a news release of the findings state.
“Ketogenic diets may be of benefit in persons with MS by several mechanisms, including decreasing inflammation, reducing body fat, and/or promoting a less inflammatory gut microbiome.”
The study is expected to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Seattle between April 2nd to the 7th.