Ketone Bodies for Neurological and Neurodegenerative Diseases [Infographic]

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This is my first infographic…so, don’t throw rocks at me! I’m still learning 🙂

Many people read scientific papers and cannot get the best out of them. As it happens, I’m often dealing with the problem myself.

This infographic is from a recently released paper (July 2014), written by Thomas Seyfried, Professor of Biology at Boston College and it was published in the Journal of Lipid research. (click on it to see the full-sized image or to download it on your device).

Ketone Bodies for Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Original Article (and link to the full paper):

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6 Responses to Ketone Bodies for Neurological and Neurodegenerative Diseases [Infographic]

  1. Jan Koch says:

    Hey Cristi,
    great first try!

    You condensed the information really well. Though I’m not an expert in biology or chemistry, it’s quite understandable.

    It will be interesting to see how often this graphic get’s shared. I think there’s quite some potential, as you’re targeting a very specific niche of people.

    All the best,
    Jan

    • Chris Chris says:

      Well Jan, it’s up to me to spread the word at first and then see how it goes.

      I did it with easel.ly Next time I will try a different service because it seems they dont offer to many options in terms of elements and graphics. However, they are free so one cannot blame them.

      Thanks for your input buddy!

  2. Mary Titus says:

    I question the belief that fasting causes nutritional deficiencies. At least in regards to short term fasting. I’ve read an interesting article in Dr. Michael Eades blog that states that some nutrients are created due to the anti-inflammatory nature of fasting.

    https://proteinpower.com/drmike/2007/08/13/inflammation-and-intermittent-fasting/#more-874

    Here it discusses a B vitamin that is made but I wonder what other nutrients could be included in this process.

    • Mary Titus says:

      Observe this mention of reduced homocysteine levels and what happens in this event:

      …both folate and vitamin B12 levels were increased in the last week of Ramadan in the fasting subjects and a negative correlation has been detected between these two vitamins and homocysteine levels. None of our subjects used any kind of vitamin supplements and according to the questionnaire, consumption of food containing B vitamins did not change during the whole study period. The changes in the rest-activity cycle and meal schedule during Ramadan may beneficially affect the bioavailability or redistribution of cofactors like B vitamins in the methionine pathway, which in return may lower plasma homocysteine levels. These results are consistent with [a] previous study in which homocysteine levels but not B vitamins were evaluated in the fasting subjects during Ramadan

    • Chris Chris says:

      I will have to take a look at that! Im saving it for later. Whether it causes deficiencies, I think it’s debatable and it may depend from person to person…more on individuality soon!

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