Ketogenic therapies for lymphedema?

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Abstract

Lymphedema, a condition of fluid retention and tissue swelling, is currently incurable and is treated primarily with physical therapy. Studies in mice reveal that intake of a ketogenic diet or exogenous ketone bodies may alleviate lymphedema by increasing the formation of lymphatic vessels, which can drain excess lymph fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-657
Number of pages2
JournalNature Metabolism
Volume1
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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