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Epigenetics and ketogenic diet

Histones are subject to epigenetic modifications that can impact gene expression. Acetylation i. Histone acetylation loosens the bond between DNA and histones thereby opening up regions of our DNA allowing cellular machinery to locate these areas, bind to them, recruit the necessary enzymes, and ultimately transcribe our genes for later translation into functioning proteins. Histone… Read More »

The history of ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is a high- fat, adequate- protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used mainly to treat hard-to-control refractory epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally carbohydrates in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is important in fueling… Read More »