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A recent article shows that superior performance can be achieved by professional cyclists using ketones as preferred fuel rather than traditional carbohydrate or fat.
This information comes hard on the heels of exciting new evidence for the benefits of the sglt2 inhibitor class of drugs in Type 2 diabetes. It may well be that they these two phenomena share a common link – the use of ketones as the preferred fuel.
Until ketones as a sports supplement become commercially available, we are left with the implications for type 2 diabetes alone.
For now every individual with type 2 diabetes and a history of heart attack or stroke should strongly consider taking an SGLT-2 inhibitor. Currently the only member of this class proven to provide this benefit is empagliflozin or Jardiance.