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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Obese patients lose weight and improve cholesterol on a high fat diet

Published in Exp Clin Cardiol. 2004 Fall;9(3):200-5.

Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients.
Dashti HM, Mathew TC, Hussein T, Asfar SK, Behbahani A, Khoursheed MA, Al-Sayer HM, Bo-Abbas YY, Al-Zaid NS.

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The objective of the study was to determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and 80% polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat) in 83 obese patients.

The results of the study revealed that:
(a) The weight and body mass index of the patients decreased significantly.
(b) HDL (good) cholesterol levels significantly increased.
(c) LDL (bad) cholesterol levels significantly decreased.
(d) The level of (bad) triglycerides decreased significantly.

Dashti concluded that the study shows the beneficial effects of a long term ketogenic diet.

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