From Tofu to T-Bones: How Vegan and Ketogenic Diets Shape Our Immune Defenses

J Leukoc Biol. 2024 Apr 22:qiae097. doi: 10.1093/jleuko/qiae097. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Link et al. conducted a controlled study comparing the impacts of ketogenic and vegan diets on energy intake and immune function in humans. Deep -omics analyses revealed distinct effects of each diet on the immune system, including changes in cell populations and blood transcriptomes indicative of diet-induced shifts between adaptive and innate immunity. The study highlights the potentially significant, rapid impact of diet on immune function and health.

Keywords: immunity; ketogenic diet; microbiome; vegan diet.