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The Keto Diet’s Muscle and Brain Boost

Q&A with exercise expert and physiologist Keith Baar on keto’s effect on the body

new UC Davis Health study found that a ketogenic (keto) diet improves muscle function in older animals by preventing muscle mass loss due to age (sarcopenia). The lead author of the study is the molecular exercise physiologist Keith Baar, a professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and of Physiology and Membrane Biology.

In this Q&A, he shares his latest research on the keto diet, its effect on muscle growth and brain health, and its potential side effects.

Read the full Q&A here.