Ketogenesis

Scientific literature
the ketogenic diet: healthy or
harmful?
The Ketogenic Diet: Healthy or Harmful?
Ann Pittier, 5th Year Medicine; Frank Corrigan, 5th Year Medicine

With obesity on the rise in the western world, there is increasingly strong medical and social pressure to lose weight. There is a vast array of diet plans and products that take advantage of this pressure; many of which have little scientific basis for their claims. Most diets fall under the three general categories of “do-it-yourself”, non-clinical, and clinical regimes. Do-it-yourself diets rely on the motivation of the dieter and his or her willingness to investigate different options. These regimes usually employ diet books, special-purpose food products, and videos...

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Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and
cardiovascular risk factors in overweight adolescents
Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight adolescents
Stephen B. Sondike, MD,Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, and Marc S. Jacobson, MD

The prevalence of overweight and obesity, defined as body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) >95th percentile, has more than doubled among children and adolescents in the past three decades. Data suggest that BMI distribution from natural probability samples between 1970 and 1994 showed little or no difference at the lower percentiles but increasing differences at higher percentiles...

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Position of the American Dietetic Association:
Weight Management
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Weight Management
This paper endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine

It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that successful weight management to improve overall health for adults requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors emphasizing sustainable and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity. Given the increasing incidence of overweight and obesity along with the escalating health care costs associated with weight-related illnesses, health care providers must discover how to effectively treat this complex condition...

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