The ketogenic diet is gaining popularity as a weight loss strategy. The study aimed to determine the relationship between the diet and changes in physical performance, cognitive function, eating behaviors, metabolic and hormonal profile in obese adults. The 12-week ketogenic diet was found to have significant effects on body weight and various aspects of the participants' physical and mental health, but these effects differed between men and women.
Impact of a Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) on Changes in Handgrip Strength in Women with Obesity
This study aimed to investigate the changes in handgrip strength (HGS) in patients with obesity during a very low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD), as preservation of muscle mass is seen as a benefit of the diet. The study found that VLCKD was associated with a reduction in body weight and body fat mass, but did not significantly impact HGS in obese patients.
Oral β-hydroxybutyrate increases ketonemia, decreases visceral adipocyte volume and improves serum lipid profile in Wistar rats
In this study, researchers aimed to induce ketosis in rats through the oral intake of a β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB) mineral salt mixture alone, without any other dietary changes. The results showed that this approach was effective in increasing ketonemia in rats and may be a useful model for studying the effects of ketones on metabolism. The study highlights the potential for non-dietary interventions to induce ketosis.
Ketogenic diet benefits body composition and well-being but not performance in a pilot case study of New Zealand endurance athletes
In this pilot study, researchers examined the effects of a non-calorie controlled ketogenic diet on body composition and performance outcomes of endurance athletes, as well as the athletes' experiences with the diet. The study found that the ketogenic diet did not negatively impact athletic performance or body composition, and the athletes generally reported positive experiences with the diet. However, more research is needed to determine the long-term effects and feasibility of the diet for athletes.
Keto-adaptation enhances exercise performance and body composition responses to training in endurance athletes
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