Ketogenic Diet as a Safe and Effective Method for Weight-Loss: A Literature Review for Family Practice

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Title Ketogenic Diet as a Safe and Effective Method for Weight-Loss: A Literature Review for Family Practice
Creator Casey Cranor, Kevin Johnson and Hillary Price
Subject Ketogenic diet; weight loss; triglycerides; cholesterol; MSN
Description The Centers for Disease Control reported that from 2015 to 2016 the prevalence of obesity was at nearly 40% of the United States' population, equating to roughly 93 million people (Hales, Carroll, Fryar, & Ogden, 2017). The significance of these values presents a large and costly burden to the healthcare system through pharmaceutical requirements (Paoli, Rubini, Volek, & Grimaldi, 2013). The propensity for obese individuals to develop metabolic syndrome (hypertension [HTN], type 2 diabetes [T2DM], obesity, and hyperlipidemia [HLD]) is outstanding (Abbasi, 2018; Mayo Clinic, 2018). Many different approaches have been made to lower the obesity rates in America through medication and lifestyle management; however, this has proven to be very difficult for providers and patients to maintain due to weight regain after the diet is stopped (Nymo et al., 2017). Some evidence supports ketogenic diet (KD) as a superior weight-loss therapy for obese persons, with self-reported increased satiety and metabolism in comparison to other diets (Abbasi, 2018).
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2018-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2018, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2019-09-07
Date Modified 2019-09-07
ID 1453750
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6187t6v
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