Very low carb diets or ketogenic diets are sometimes the other terms used for ketosis diets. A ketosis is a biochemical event that occurs when there is an extreme restriction of carbohydrate intake and starvation, and this should not be connected with ketoacidosis which is a phenomenon that happens when a diabetic person’s blood sugar will go out of control.
Ketoacidosis will only happen to people with diabetes and it is quite harmful. You should be aware that ketosis is a natural event that is not dangerous and instead can provide a lot of good benefits to the health of a person. The two terms are sometimes being confused with one another and that is why there are a few people that would think that ketosis is harmful.
During the past, ketosis diets are used to control and epileptic seizure in children that did not respond to any type of medication. In the early 20th century, this kind of diet was commonly used to serve this kind of purpose. This kind of diet plan has gained a lot of interests in medical issues such as obesity, diabetes, brain cancer, and many more.
Obese patients undergoing ketosis diets.
There are a lot of people that would notice a sudden decrease of appetite when they are in a ketosis diet and that is because a lot of documented studies have shown that a low carb or ketogenic diet is good for an obese person. If you want to compare a low carb diet to a low fat diet with the same result, you will need to greatly reduce the calorie intake in a low fat diet in order to gain the same result that of a low carb diet.
A low carb or ketosis diet is often high in levels of saturated fat but can still improve the biomarkers like the HDL cholesterol, triglyceride levels, insulin resistance and will still have a good effect on the pattern of LDL cholesterol changing it from bad to good cholesterol.
There are some claims that a ketogenic diet can be quite restrictive but in a lot of studies that was conducted, the people in this kind of diet have a good chance of completing the conducted studies as compared to the other group in another type of diet.
Ketosis diets helping epileptic patients.
There are a lot of studies conducted to epileptic children using ketosis diets that shows a great improvement given the fact that there was no significant change made by any medical therapy or medication. There is a study that shows the children with epilepsy who underwent ketosis diets gaining a lot of change on the frequency of their seizure attack as compared to those who are not in the diet.