An adapted ketogenic diet may offer neuroprotective effects in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • An adapted ketogenic diet impacts serum neurofilament light chain levels, supporting its use as a treatment tool for multiple sclerosis.

Why this matters

  • Although adapted ketogenic diet and caloric restriction have been proposed as alternative therapeutic strategies for multiple sclerosis, their impact on neuroaxonal damage is unknown. To address this gap, the current study investigated the impact of diets on serum neurofilament light chain levels in multiple sclerosis.

  • The findings suggest that the adapted ketogenic diet could form part of an individualized treatment plan for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, particularly as they are not linked to many side effects.