(AP) It’s the latest in a string of new studies showing keto diets can boost the immune system, slow down brain cell degeneration and boost the metabolism of people who have lost weight.
The latest is a study that showed people who had lost more than 10 pounds but had been keto-adapted were healthier and less likely to die from cancer than those who lost more but kept on eating traditional American diets.
Scientists at the University of Washington found people who were on keto regimens had a significant increase in their immune system and the ability to fight infection.
It also helped them to maintain their normal weight.
The study, published in the journal Nutrients, suggests keto is not just a way to lose weight, it can also help people with cancer and other diseases.
“There’s no question that this is a very promising intervention,” said Dr. John F. Miller, professor of clinical pharmacology at the university and lead author of the study.
“There are many, many more research opportunities than this.”
Miller is the lead author on the study that found people on ketos had higher levels of the molecule TNF-alpha and a reduced risk of developing cancer.
It’s also a compound that can cause a condition known as ketoacidosis, in which the body produces excessive amounts of the hormone.
In this case, people were on diets that included less sugar and more protein and were on diet-boosting drugs that help with the absorption of fat and calories.
The researchers said they were not sure why they found this difference.
They’re also still figuring out why keto causes cancer.
A 2014 study showed keto’s effects on the immune systems of mice can cause changes in the immune cells that cause cancer.
Miller and his colleagues believe keto can trigger an immune response that makes cells less sensitive to the harmful effects of the immune response.
They also noted the study’s findings do not necessarily mean people who are on ketosis have no risk of cancer.
Miller said keto might also have a beneficial effect on people with autoimmune disorders, which include inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease.
Keto has been shown to help improve symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease.
People who are ketoadapted have been shown for years to have fewer symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In addition, keto has shown to reduce symptoms of type 2 diabetes, asthma and multiple sclerosis, according the Mayo study.
Miller also said the keto effect is due to the fact that the immune defenses in the body don’t necessarily need to be stimulated to protect us.
“You’re not going to be immune-starved in keto,” he said.
Ketos are typically low in sugar, protein and carbs, but they can be high in omega-3 fatty acids.
They are also high in protein and a number of micronutrients that are critical to health, including vitamin B12 and folate.
People with autoimmune disease or other conditions that cause inflammation could benefit from a ketogenic diet, Miller said.