The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous? – Scientific American Blog Network

Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication.

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Long term effects of ketogenic diet in obese subjects with high cholesterol level

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Objective: Various studies have convincingly shown the beneficial effect of ketogenic diet (in which the daily consumption of carbohydrate is less than 20 grams, regardless of fat, protein and caloric intake) in reducing weight in obese subjects. However, its long term effect on obese subjects with high total cholesterol (as compared to obese subjects with normal cholesterol level) is lacking. It is believed that ketogenic diet may have adverse effect on the lipid profile. Therefore, in this study the effect of ketogenic diet in obese subjects with high cholesterol level above 6 mmol/L is compared to those with normocholesterolemia for a period of 56 weeks.

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Ketogenic diets and physical performance

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Impaired physical performance is a common but not obligate result of a low carbohydrate diet. Lessons from traditional Inuit culture indicate that time for adaptation, optimized sodium and potassium nutriture, and constraint of protein to 15–25 % of daily energy expenditure allow unimpaired endurance performance despite nutritional ketosis.

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Arguments In Favor Of Ketogenic Diets

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Many negative comments have been made about the use of ketogenic diets (KDs) and experts today
believe that the best way to lose weight is by cutting back on calories, chiefly in the form of fat. The
international consensus is that carbohydrates are the basis of the food pyramid for a healthy diet.
However, this review will clarify that low-carbohydrate diets are, from a practical and physiological point
of view, a much more effective way of losing weight. It is also argued that such diets provide metabolic
advantages, for example: they help to preserve muscle mass, reduce appetite, diminish metabolic
efficiency, induce metabolic activation of thermogenesis and favor increased fat loss and even a greater
reduction in calories. These diets are also healthier because they promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile,
lower blood pressure and decrease resistance to insulin with an improvement in blood levels of glucose
and insulin. Low-carbohydrate diets should therefore be used to prevent and treat type II diabetes and
cardiovascular problems. Such diets also have neurological and antineoplastic benefits and diet-induced
ketosis is not associated with metabolic acidosis, nor do such diets alter kidney, liver or heart functions.

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Are Ketones the Key? | How On Earth

Ketones (start time 6:40) A growing body of scientific research demonstrates health benefits for many people with a diet that’s lower in carbohydrates, and higher in fats.  In fact, some of this research indicates great therapeutic benefits,.  One reason why may be that, when carbohydrate consumption is low enough, the body enters a state of “nutritional…

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