A diet high in fat can fight against Schizophrenia

A diet high in fat can fight against Schizophrenia - a high fat diet low carb that is generally favored by the bodybuilding can be very effective for the treatment of schizophrenia, according to the findings of a recent study.

Schizophrenia is a devastating disease, a chronic mental illness that affects nearly 1percent of the world's population.

There is no cure or treatments that can heal and relieve these diseases, and can alsocause side effects such as impaired motor skills, increase in weight, as well as cardiovascular disease.

The researchers found that feeding a rat with ketogenik patterns, namely diet high in fat but low in carbohydrates (sugar), indicating a decline in animal behavior that resembles schizophrenia, as reported by the Times of India from the page, posted Thursday, 24/12/2015.

Ketogenik diet has been used since the 1920s to control epilepsy in children and more recently used as the new diet pattern favored by athletes bodybuilding.

The diet works by providing an alternative energy source in the form of a conditioncalled ketones (a condition where the body takes fat as an energy source instead ofsugar from the carbohydrate) and help avoid lines function abnormal cells the energy that exists in the brains of schizophrenics, says one researcher Zoltan Sarnyai from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

"Most people have a source of energy comes from fat. So this diet should consist ofbutter, cheese, salmon, and more. In essence, it is used as an adjunct to treatment in patients being treated at the Hospital where the patient is eating patterns can be monitored, "explained Sarnyai.

This study also shows that small rats diets set with diet ketogenik have a lighter weight and the level of glucose in the blood are lower than mice that were given the normal eating patterns.

These findings have been published in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

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