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Human gut microbiome is altered by shifting to a ketogenic diet

Potential research area to find treatment options for autoimmune diseases of the gut


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Ketogenic diet directly affect the gut microbiome in a way that may be beneficial.

Studied the effect of shifting between standard diet and ketogenic diet on gut microbiome.

Stools samples showed significant changes in gut microbiome after shifting from one diet to another.

Explored the effect of ketogenic diet on mouse microbiome in follow-up diet experiments.

Significant changes in the gut microbiome of mice were noted after directly feeding ketone bodies.

Needs more studies to look for health benefits from these microbial shifts caused by ketone bodies.

17 obese non diabetic men participated in the first part of the study.

Research by University of California San Francisco published in the journal Cell.

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Nutrition Science Initiative

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Peter Turnbaugh

Assistant Professor at Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Public research university that is part of the University of California system and dedicated entirely to health science

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Diet, Microbiome