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KETO is the key


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Published : 14 Nov 2019 05:00 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 02:01 AM

Keto diets have become a hit across the world because of their promise to treat a number of diseases and there’s good news for all the people who are interested in pursuing this diet as a new study has revealed that consuming oil in a well-balanced ketogenic diet is beneficial for one's skin.

Ketogenic diets with a very high-fat content on skin inflammation and underlines the importance of the composition of fatty acids in the diet. A well-balanced ketogenic diet, limited primarily to long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) like olive oil, soybean oil, fish, nuts, avocado, and meats, does not exacerbate skin inflammation.

Keto diets are increasingly popular because of their promise to treat a number of diseases and promote weight loss. They are currently being evaluated as a potential therapy in a variety of diseases and have been suggested to act as an anti-inflammatory in certain conditions. Dietary products containing coconut oil (high in MCTs) or fish oil (high in Omega-3 fatty acids), consumed as part of a ketogenic diet, are marketed and used by the general population because of their reported health-promoting effects.

Dietary products containing coconut oil (high in MCTs) or fish oil (high in Omega-3 fatty acids), consumed as part of a ketogenic diet, are marketed and used by the general population because of their reported health-promoting effects. High-fat ketogenic diets would dampen psoriasiform-like skin inflammation progression and that partial supplementation of long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) with MCT or Omega-3 fatty acids will further enhance these effects.

Although the study did not confirm that hypothesis, it showed that an LCT-based ketogenic diet does not worsen skin inflammation. Ketogenic diets supplemented with MCTs not only induce the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines but also lead to an accumulation of neutrophils in the skin. Neutrophils are of particular interest since they are known to express a receptor for MCTs and therefore a ketogenic diet containing MCTs may have an impact on other neutrophil-mediated diseases not limited to the skin.    —E Times