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Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures

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There are 3 benefits of Ketogenic diet, including:

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

2 studies

Visceral fat Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Visceral fat
Digestive system

1 study

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Sleep
Musculoskeletal system

1 study

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There are 1 risk of Ketogenic diet, including:

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Insulin Resistance
Lymphatic system

3 studies

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Common but easily treatable short-term side effects include constipation, low-grade acidosis and hypoglycaemia if there is an initial fast. Raised levels of lipids in the blood and cholesterol levels also occur. Anaerobic performance is reduced with ketogenic diet. However, aerobic endurance exercise by well-trained athletes was not compromised by four weeks of ketosis

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