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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Metastudy Documents Metabolic Advantages of Ketogenic Diets

Page Changed: Studies Studies Proving The Safety and Efficacy of the Low Carb Diet

Added link to metastudy published in 2005 documenting the effect of the very low carb, ketogenic diet on various metabolic markers including leptin.

Cardiovascular and Hormonal Aspects of Very-Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets. Jeff S. Volek and Matthew J. Sharman. Obesity Research (2004) 12, 115S–123S; doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.276

Also added warning note to readers explaining that many recently published diet studies making claims of the inferiority of the "low carb diet" define the "low carb diet" as a diet containing anywhere from 120 to 180 grams of carbohydrate a day, an amount far higher than most people with diabetes can process.

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