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Interesting Study on Ketosis and DHA

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by QiGuy1997, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. QiGuy1997

    QiGuy1997 New Member

    While doing some research on ketosis and free fatty acid metabolism, I came across this interesting study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16125522
    Essentially, ketosis reduces DHA and other PUFAs in the fat and blood, and increases their presence in the brain and liver (by quite substantial amounts). Now, as far as I can tell, the increased accumulation of DHA and AA in the brain is a good thing. The decreased amount of PUFA in the fatty tissue and the blood would be considered very good by Ray Peat/Danny Roddy but I'm not sure whether Dr. Kruse would see this as a good thing or a bad thing. Lastly, I'm not sure if the vastly increased amounts of PUFAs (25x increase in AA and DHA) in liver triglycerides is a good thing or a bad thing. Do they have a role in improving liver function or are they just lingering around, creating lipid peroxides and what not? I'd love to hear the thoughts of this forum's members.

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