Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is a ketogenic diet safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase.
Current research Burke, ; Burke et al. Am J Clin Nutr ; Effects of ketogenic diets on cardiovascular risk factors: evidence from animal and human studies. I think most studies cover until two years so what happens after that?? Recorded wrist-worn HR data were downloaded to a computer equipped with the Polar ProTrainer 5 program ver. Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism. Cholesterol is essential for life, for stress and sex hormones, for Vit A and D synthesis etc. Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat LCHF diets are defined as a carbohydrate intake of less than 25 percent of total daily caloric intake and a fat intake ranging from 60 up to 80 percent of total daily caloric intake Burke et al. A favor, please. Nutr Metab Lond. However, that difference in weight loss seems to disappear over time.
These dietary regimes are supposed to optimize fuel mobilization and utilization during exercise by activating fatty acids as an energy source during exercise. Maintenance of m sprint performance is noteworthy, however, 24 considering m sprints are glycolytic. Furthermore, based on our pilot study and previous studies on different dietary regimes on energy metabolism [ 50 ], we assumed that a sample size of 11 in each group females and males would be sufficient to detect significant differences in fat oxidation. Taking into account our results and the results presented by Zinn et al. Journal of Applied Physiology, 1, pp. Athletic performance and physique have been closely associated with diet and nutrition for ages. It is easy to follow and for the first time I feel in contol of my health. Methods Participants Thirty participants were initially enrolled in this study. Ethics declarations Ethics approval and consent to participate The study was approved by the Bioethics Committee at Poznan University of Medical Sciences Poland was granted for this study decision No.