publication . Article . 2003

Ketogenic diet modifies the risk factors of heart disease in obese patients.

Hussein M Dashti; Yousef Y Bo-Abbas; Sami K Asfar; Thazhumpal C Mathew; Talib Hussein; Abdulla Behbahani; Mousa A Khoursheed; Hilal M Al-Sayer; Naji S Al-Zaid;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 2003 Journal: Nutrition, volume 19, pages 901-902 (issn: 0899-9007, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Further, contrary to the common notion, a high intake of carbohydrates was found to increase the levels of triacylglycerols, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and decrease the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) choles­ terol. Elevated levels of triacylglycerols and low levels of HDL were associated with hyperinsulinemia. Also, an elevated triacyl­ glycerol level, particularly a high ratio of triacylglycerols to HDL, is an important predictor of heart attack. 2 Recent studies have quite evidently shown that the ketogenic diet is a natural therapy for obesity and obesity-associated dis­ eases. However, there are very few studies...
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Medical Subject Headings: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins)nutritional and metabolic diseases
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Heart disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Lipoprotein, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, Obesity, Risk factor, Diabetes mellitus, Ketogenic diet, medicine.medical_treatment, Hyperinsulinemia, Cholesterol, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry
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