Toronto: Drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels and could help manage diabetes, a study has found.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades.
These conditions are associated with high blood sugar, which can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs and can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Previous studies have shown that infusing ketones into the bloodstream can reduce blood sugar levels.
The new study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has shown that a ketone ester supplement can also lower blood sugar levels.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Oxford in the UK have demonstrated that a single drink of ketone ester enables better control of blood sugar by reducing spikes in sugar levels.
Twenty healthy individuals participated in the study and on two occasions consumed the ketone monoester supplement or a placebo after a 10-hour…