Ketones are natural molecules that are produced by the body when people fast (abstain from eating) for longer than 16-24 hours or eat a diet low in carbohydrates. It is now possible to consume ketones in the form of a drink.
The aim of this study is to investigate if consuming a ketone drink three times a day for four weeks improves physical and cognitive health in older adults. In particular, we want to measure the effects on blood sugar control, inflammation and cognitive function.
Ultimately, we hope this study will contribute to strategies to lower the risk of age-related diseases and help people stay healthier for longer.