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A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets

Westman, Eric C.; Mavropoulos, John; Yancy, William S.; Volek, Jeff S.

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2003-11

10.1007/s11883-003-0038-6

PMID: 14525681

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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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Humans; Obesity; Ketone Bodies; Triglycerides; Dietary Carbohydrates; Diet, Reducing; Ketosis; Treatment Outcome; Cholesterol, HDL; Clinical Trials as Topic

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