Impact of Dietary Fats on Brain Functions

Rosanna Chianese et al. Adequate dietary intake and nutritional status have important effects on brain functions and on brain health. Energy intake and specific nutrients excess or deficiency from diet differently affect cognitive processes, emotions, behaviour, neuroendocrine functions and synaptic plasticity with possible protective or detrimental effects on neuronal physiology. Lipids, in particular, play structural […]

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy: What We Know So Far

Isabella D’Andrea Meira et al. The Ketogenic Diet (KD) is a modality of treatment used since the 1920s as a treatment for intractable epilepsy. It has been proposed as a dietary treatment that would produce similar benefits to fasting, which is already recorded in the Hippocratic collection. The KD has a high fat content (90%) […]

Health Benefits of Ketones and the Ketogenic Diet

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John Williamson Cameron Although glucose is the primary source of energy for the human body, ketones are an alternative energy source that is more efficient and can provide many health benefits. Small amounts of ketones are produced by the liver in the morning after depletion of glucose following an overnight fast. It is possible to […]