Title

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Ketogenic Diet: A Review Article

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Orange Park

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

8-10-2020

Keywords

ketogenic diet, low carbohydrate diet, low fat diet, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance

Disciplines

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Internal Medicine

Abstract

The ketogenic diet (KD) has gained immense popularity during the last decade, primarily because of its successful short-term effect on weight loss. In the United States, KD is utilized in a variety of patient populations for weight management, despite limited evidence regarding its efficacy and risks. This literature review provides an evaluation of data on the benefits and risks associated with the chronic use of KD, including its metabolic, endocrinological, and cardiovascular effects.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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