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. 2018 Aug 30;5:75.
doi: 10.3389/fnut.2018.00075. eCollection 2018.

Ketogenic Ratio Determines Metabolic Effects of Macronutrients and Prevents Interpretive Bias

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Ketogenic Ratio Determines Metabolic Effects of Macronutrients and Prevents Interpretive Bias

Tanya Zilberter et al. Front Nutr. .
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Keywords: anti-ketogenic threshold; diet classification; ketogenic threshold; macronutrients; metabolic effects of diets.


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(A) Green line, theoretical threshold of ketogenesis; dashed green line, empirical threshold of ketogenesis. Red line, theoretical threshold of anti-ketogenesis; dashed red line KR = 0.5. Vertical axis, ketogenic ratios. Horizontal axix, original studies, first author and year (–50). (B) Ketogenic ratios of diets below the ketogenic threshold. Calculated basing on data extracting from the studies (, –54). Gray curves in (B,C) trendlines. (C) Body-mass loss on diets below the ketogenic threshold. VLCD, very low carbohydrate diet; MAD, modified Atkins diet; Zone, the Zone diet; KLC, ketogenic low carbohydrate diet; WW, Weight Watchers diet; VLFD, very low fat diet; NLC, non-ketogenic low carbohydrate diet.

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