The US dietitian tells SBS your dietary success may depend on your genetic makeup, which is also influenced by your culture. They basically reflect who you are and so they are the best source of information for you to direct your health. To explain the complicated field of genomics further, Archibald advises people to think of their genes as a set of culturally diverse traffic lights. Your paleo or keto traffic works differently to how my traffic moves around. Mine might get clogged up while yours may work fine. What are ketogenic diets? Can they treat epilepsy and brain cancer? A lot of claims are made about high-fat ketogenic diets. A lot are totally unproven.
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We do know that when fat is used as a fuel, in contrast to sugar or carbohydrates, there seems to be much less production of damaging free radicals. In addition, it looks as if a more ketogenic type diet actually is associated with less inflammation, the cornerstone of some of our most dreaded conditions. But new research recognizes the importance of beta-hydroxybutyrate as being much more than simply an efficient cellular fuel. It turns out that beta-hydroxybutyrate is actually a powerful modulator of gene expression. Beta-hydroxybutyrate changes the expression of our DNA, further reducing inflammation and enhancing the way we get rid of dangerous free radical chemicals by increasing our production of antioxidants. So as we learn more and more about the health benefits of a more ketogenic diet, it now appears that yet another explanation, changing our gene expression, may explain why this is happening.