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Monday, 13 August 2012

Beneficial effects of the high fat ketogenic diet in obese diabetic patients

This study was published in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 2007 Aug;302(1-2):249-56

Study title and authors:
Beneficial effects of ketogenic diet in obese diabetic subjects.
Dashti HM, Mathew TC, Khadada M, Al-Mousawi M, Talib H, Asfar SK, Behbahani AI, Al-Zaid NS.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 24923, 13110 Safat, Kuwait.

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Dashti notes that obesity is closely linked to the incidence of type II diabetes.

The objective of this 56 week study was to examine the effects of the high fat ketogenic diet on 64 obese diabetic subjects who had either high blood sugar levels or normal blood sugar levels.

The ketogenic diet had the following effects:
(a) Patients lost a significant amount of weight.
(b) Harmful high blood sugar levels decreased significantly.
(c) Harmful high triglyceride levels decreased significantly.
(d) Beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels increased significantly.
(e) These changes were more significant in subjects with high blood sugar levels as compared to those with normal blood sugar levels.

This study shows the beneficial effects of the high fat ketogenic diet in obese diabetic patients.