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. 2003 Nov;5(6):476-83.
doi: 10.1007/s11883-003-0038-6.

A Review of Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets


A Review of Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets

Eric C Westman et al. Curr Atheroscler Rep. .


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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