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A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets

Abstract

In response to the emerging epidemic of obesity in the United States, a renewal of interest in alternative diets has occurred, especially in diets that limit carbohydrate intake. Recent research has demonstrated that low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets can lead to weight loss and favorable changes in serum triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This review summarizes the physiology and recent clinical studies regarding this type of diet.

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Westman, E.C., Mavropoulos, J., Yancy, W.S. et al. A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets. Curr Atheroscler Rep 5, 476–483 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-003-0038-6

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Keywords

  • Ketone Body
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Prolonged Fasting
  • Alternative Diet
  • Glucogenic Amino Acid