Introduced about 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, and incorporated into a phase of the Atkins diet in the 1970s, the ketogenic diet could have a new role: boosting the immune system. This possibility emerged when research indicated that a ketone metabolite could inhibit inflammatory secretions from immune cells. Since production of this metabolite is induced by the ketogenic diet, which causes ketones to be released into the bloodstream, researchers reasoned that the diet could affect the immune systems response to pathogens such as the flu virus.

 

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