All participants had improved metabolic indices following MMKD. MMKD was associated with increased cerebrospinal fluid Aβ42 and decreased tau. There was increased cerebral perfusion and increased cerebral ketone body uptake (11C-acetoacetate PET, in subsample) following MMKD. Memory performance improved after both diets, which may be due to practice effects. Our results suggest that a ketogenic intervention targeted toward adults at risk for Alzheimer’s may prove beneficial in the prevention of cognitive decline.
This is the first I've heard of an '11C-acetoacetate PET' to measure ketone uptake, but I'm sure it's not the first it's been used.