Via 23andme I’ve recently learnt that I have 1 apoe4 gene. What are your thoughts on the diet suggestions on the apoe4.info site, basically a ketogenic type diet and fasting daily?
– Unsure in Shoreditch
Sorry, but I don’t want to get too close to this one because I’m not an expert on Alzheimer’s disease.
But if I found out that I had genetically-increased risk, I would, like you, be trying to figure out what I could do to mitigate that. I don’t think, though, that I would try something without any real track record. Even the website that you refer to is fairly circumspect in their discussion of the potential impact of a keto diet.
I would probably opt for trying to be extra healthy and active with a more traditional diet and a lot of exercise. But if I was unable to stay lean and healthy using traditional approaches then I might give something like the keto diet a shot.