New science is emerging that offers a more hopeful path for people with Alzheimer’s disease who are willing to change their diet. Researchers from the University of Kansas have just conducted a study, nicknamed KDRAFT (the Ketogenic Diet Retention and Feasibility Trial), that explores whether ketone supplements and low-carbohydrate diets could help people with Alzheimer’s disease. These scientists aimed to answer three main questions:
- Can people who already have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s follow a ketogenic diet?
- Are ketogenic diets safe and well-tolerated in people with Alzheimer’s disease?
- Do ketogenic diets have the potential to improve memory and cognition in people with Alzheimer’s disease?
Read my post on Psychology Today to find out the results and the significance of this study—the first in the world to test ketogenic diets in people with Alzheimer’s disease.