Category: "Ketogenic Diet"

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help people lose […]

Ketogenic diet may help treat epilepsy by altering the gut microbiota

Ketogenic diet may help treat epilepsy by altering the gut microbiota

The ketogenic diet is known to successfully treat epilepsy for many people. In a recent study, researchers determine how the ketogenic diet alters the gut microbiota and if this mediates the anti-seizure effects. The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis. During ketosis, the body […]

Is there a link between diabetes and the keto diet?

Is there a link between diabetes and the keto diet?

Is Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk It you have your child on, or you are doing, the Ketogenic Diet and not being monitored by a medical professional beware. “By finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. […]

Gut bacteria play key role in anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet

Gut bacteria play key role in anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet

UCLA scientists have identified specific gut bacteria that play an essential role in the anti-seizure effects of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. The study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to establish a causal link between seizure susceptibility and the gut microbiota—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that reside […]

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

For children with epilepsy who don’t find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests.   Called the ketogenic diet, the therapy provides a carefully balanced high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that causes the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel. This changes the […]

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