Clinical Data on Pain/Inflammation and Ketones:

Inflammationon June 16, 2017Leave a Comment

Clinical Data on Pain/Inflammation and ketones:

Of course this is the seminal paper demonstrating that the primary ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate directly inhibits assembly of the NLRP3 inflammasome, thereby reducing inflammation.


Nat Med. 2015 Mar;21(3):263-9. doi: 10.1038/nm.3804. Epub 2015 Feb 16.

The ketone metabolite β-hydroxybutyrate blocks NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated inflammatory disease.

This paper describes how NLRP3 inflammasome activation plays a pivotal role in chronic pain.


Antioxid Redox Signal. 2016 Jan 20;24(3):157-70. doi: 10.1089/ars.2014.6120. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

AMPK Phosphorylation Modulates Pain by Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome.

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