High fat, low carb diet could treat schizophrenia

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    • High fat, low carb diet could treat schizophrenia

      Keep in mind its only a mice study and I have no idea how you even tell mice have schizophrenia.
      A diet favoured by bodybuilders could help in treating schizophrenia, James Cook University scientists have found.


      Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai and his research group from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) have discovered that feeding mice a ketogenic diet, which is high on fat but very low on carbohydrates (sugars), leads to fewer animal behaviours that resemble schizophrenia.

      The ketogenic diet has been used since the 1920s to manage epilepsy in children and more recently as a weight loss diet preferred by some body builders.
      Dr Sarnyai said the diet may work by providing alternative energy sources in the form of so-called ketone bodies (products of fat breakdown) and by helping to circumvent abnormally functioning cellular energy pathways in the brains of schizophrenics.

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