February 28, 2023 By Leanne Vogel February 28, 2023
It’s 2022 and the ketogenic diet is still going strong! But what does the science say about this high-fat, low-carb way of eating? Well, buckle up folks, because we’ve got some new studies to dive into.
First up, let’s talk about weight loss. We all know that the keto diet can be a great tool for shedding those extra pounds, but is it better than other diets? A study published in the Journal of Obesity found that, when it comes to weight loss, the keto diet is just as effective as a low-fat diet. But here’s the kicker – the keto dieters had significantly greater improvements in body composition, with more fat loss and less muscle loss. So, not only did they lose weight, but they also ended up with a leaner, stronger body. Score one for the keto team!
But weight loss isn’t the only benefit of the keto diet. It’s also been shown to improve brain function, blood sugar control, and even cancer outcomes. A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that a ketogenic diet improved the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer. And another study in the Journal of Child Neurology found that a ketogenic diet improved cognitive function and decreased seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
But wait, there’s more! The keto diet has also been shown to improve heart health. A study in the American Journal of Cardiology found that a ketogenic diet improved markers of heart disease, including cholesterol and blood pressure. And another study in the Journal of Lipid Research found that a ketogenic diet improved the function of blood vessels in obese individuals.
So, what’s the verdict on the keto diet? Well, it looks like this high-fat, low-carb way of eating is pretty darn amazing. It can help with weight loss, brain function, blood sugar control, cancer outcomes, and even heart health. But as always, it’s important to remember that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. So, talk to your healthcare provider before making any big changes to your diet.
In conclusion, the ketogenic diet is a powerful tool for weight loss, brain function, blood sugar control, cancer outcomes and even heart health. These studies have shown that the diet can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, and it’s likely that we’ll continue to see more research in the years to come. So, whether you’re looking to lose weight or improve your overall health, give the keto diet a try and see if it’s right for you!
In the end, it’s all about finding the right balance for you and your body. But with all of these studies showing the potential benefits of the keto diet, it’s definitely worth giving it a try!
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Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.