The other terms that are used to call ketosis diets are very low carb diets or ketogenic 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 is a very harmful phenomenon and it will only happen to patients that have diabetes. 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. There are some people that would confuses the two terms and would think that ketosis is the harmful one.
During the past, ketosis diets are used to control and epileptic seizure in children that did not respond to any type of medication. This kind of diet was used in this kind of purpose on the early 20th century. 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. In order to compare a low carb and a low fat diet, you will need to greatly restrict the calorie intake in a low fat diet in order to gain the same results.
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.
Epileptic patients undergoing ketosis diets
A lot of children with epilepsy were studied using a ketosis diet and it shows a lot of improvement given the fact that even medical therapy or medication did not alter the effects of epilepsy on these children. 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.