26 May 2024

Taking regular breaks from the Keto Diet may be the key

From Sunday Morning, 10:30 am on 26 May 2024

A trial involving mice on the keto diet revealed significantly higher senescent cells in their organs compared with those on a standard diet.  

These findings suggest the keto diet might accelerate organ ageing, which would raise the risk of conditions like heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. However, switching mice back to a standard diet decreased senescent cells. 

David Gius is the Associate Cancer Director of Translation Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  

Ketogenic food. Low-carb food including, fish, meat, cheese, nuts, oil and butter. (Photo by WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LI / WBU / Science Photo Library via AFP)