A recently published study conducted at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University set out to better understand how diet influences brain aging. The research team, led by Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, found that functional communication between brain regions destabilizes with age.
As we get older, our brain starts to lose its ability to metabolize glucose efficiently. This results in neurons being starved for energy, which in turn destabilizes communication networks within the brain.
What the study found, is that when glucose is replaced by ketones (whether by following a ketogenic diet or by drinking exogenous ketones), more energy reaches brain cells. The result was higher brain activity and more stable communication between brain regions.
According to Dr. Mujica-Parodi
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