Study title and authors:
Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment
Krikorian R, Shidler MD, Dangelo K, Couch SC, Benoit SC, Clegg DJ.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21130529
(b) Reductions in weight in the low carbohydrate subjects.
(c) Change in calorie intake, insulin level, and weight were not correlated with memory performance for both groups.
(d) Higher ketone levels were positively correlated with better memory performance.
To conclude: In older adults with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, these findings indicate that very low carbohydrate consumption, even in the short term, can improve their memory function.
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Lamb and Mint Kebabs
450g/1lb boneless lamb leg or shoulder, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
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15ml/1tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
15ml/1tbsp olive oil
1.Place all the kebab ingredients into a large, shallow dish, toss gently, cover and leave to marinate for up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2.Thread the lamb on to 8 short or 4 long wooden (previously soaked in water) or metal skewers.
3.Cook the kebabs on a prepared barbecue or preheated grill for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally until any meat juices run clear.
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