Ketogenic diet in alcohol withdrawal

Ketogenic diet reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms in humans and alcohol intake in rodents (Wiers et al., 2021)

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First, the bad news: it appears they totally botched the rat study. Fed half of ’em a standard diet and the other half a ketogenic diet for a couple months, then exposed half in each group to alcohol (in the air) for a few weeks to induce dependence, then…

Hold up. Rats on this ketogenic diet failed to thrive. Big confounder. Every college kid knows why…

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