While the keto diet may help you lose weight, there may be another reason to try it. Medical News Today recently
examined numerous diets and their anti-aging effects and concluded that the keto diet may maintain your health for longer.
Medical News Today observed that two 2017 research "reported that a low carbohydrate,
low protein ketogenic diet increased the average lifespan of mice and improved the animals' health in old age."
One study in Cell Metabolism demonstrated that a ketogenic diet, fed every other week from middle age, decreases midlife mortality and
retains memory in aged mice. The second Cell Metabolism study concluded that the keto diet "extends longevity," "[m]otor function, memory,
That's excellent for mice, but what about us? The researchers say "that the animal findings are 'highly suggestive' that ketones could have anti-aging properties,
A 2020 study performed by Stony Brook University professor Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi, PhD, supported the concept that a low-carb diet may
avoid aging-related brain disorders. "The good news is that we may be able to prevent or reverse these effects with diet, mitigating the impact of encroaching