Ketogenic Diets Take On Dementia: The Ketone Connection by Vicki Cash RN
In the past few years, scientists have discovered that a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia is insulin resistance. In fact, some researchers are now referring to Alzheimer’s Disease as type 3 diabetes, an illness which affects only the brain. People who suffer from this condition are unable to accept glucose into their brain cells (neurons) and as a result, those cells starve. In her first column for CarbSmart, Vicki Cash, RN, BSN, examines the use of coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.
A recent article from USA Today discusses a study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in which 1,230 adults, ages 70 to 89, were tracked to determine how dietary choices including a higher amount of carbohydrates might play a role in MCI (mild cognitive impairment).