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Few Americans With Alcohol Use Disorder or Dependence Have Access to or Use Medications for Alcohol Treatment

In an effort to improve the use of medications for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD), in 2017 the American Psychiatric Association released guidelines for pharmacological treatment of AUD. But with little known about the prevalence and associations of using medications for AUD, researchers turned their attention to this issue.

Keto Diet Reduces Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the study, individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) show elevated brain metabolism of acetate at the expense of glucose. The study authors hypothesized that a shift in energy substrates during withdrawal may contribute to withdrawal severity
and neurotoxicity in AUD and that a ketogenic diet may mitigate these effects.

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