A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Mavropoulos, J; Yancy, WS; Volek, JS

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 476 - 483

PubMed ID

  • 14525681

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11883-003-0038-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States