Ketogenic diet may stop migraines by changing the brain’s fuel

By | August 14, 2019

A low-carb diet may help reduce migraines

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Cutting carbs has been shown to prevent migraines, perhaps by changing the type of fuel that enters the brain.

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet that forces the body to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Aside from helping to lose weight, it also seems to ease neurological conditions like epilepsy and schizophrenia in some people.

Cherubino Di Lorenzo at the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Italy and his colleagues wondered if the diet might also help to prevent migraines. Previous studies have hinted that it …

New Scientist – Health