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Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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    Thank you for posting this. I have been on a ketogenic diet for about a year now. As much as I enjoy it I have to admit I wonder if I am getting enough micronutrients in my diet. Does Dr. Patrick have a list with the recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals that she recommends the average person should be consuming? Best Regards, Jim

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      I’d be interested in this too.

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      @carlsonbjj Just saw you posted this! I just read the paper and tweeted it. Pretty interesting how β-hydroxybutyrate inhibits the inflammasome formation in macrophage cells and this is responsible for anti-inflammatory effect of fasting (also exercise and ketogenic diet). This mechanism is independent of AMPK and Sirt1.

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        That is awesome!