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Low carbohydrate diets are associated with a shift from glycolysis to beta-oxidation. In a recent study published on Cell metabolism 2017, the influence of a ketogenic diet on the longevity and health of experimental mice was evaluated. Mice assigned to a ketogenic diet significantly increased the average lifespan and survival compared to control group mice. In elderly mice, only those who observed a ketogenic diet regimen showed significant retention of motor function, memory, and muscle mass.

This study showed that the ketogenic diet extends longevity and health in mice.

Roberts, Megan N., et al. “A ketogenic diet extends longevity and healthspan in adult mice.” Cell metabolism 26.3 (2017): 539-546.