Supplementing with exogenous ketone esters vs. eating a ketogenic diet | Eric Verdin
There are potential brain and health benefits to following a strict ketogenic diet; however, this requires discipline and the diet is not suitable for everyone. Researchers are studying whether consumption of the exogenous ketone ester, beta-hydroxybutyrate, may confer some of the health advantages of a ketogenic diet through its activation of PPAR-alpha, a key enzyme in the fasting response. In this clip, Dr. Eric Verdin describes how supplementing with exogenous ketone esters may confer some of the beneficial effects of the ketogenic diet.
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