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