Ketosis diets are also considered as 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. 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. There are a lot of medical issues that this kind of diet plan has gained interest such diabetes, obesity, brain cancer, and many more.
Obese patients undergoing ketosis diets.
A ketogenic diet or a low carb diet has been studied and well researched when it comes to obesity, and the patients that notice a great loss of appetite when they go with this kind of diet. In order to have the same results of a low carb diet, a low fat diet would need to greatly restrict the calorie intake of a person just to equally compare the two diets.
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.
Even if there are many claims stating that ketogenic diets can be very restrictive, there are still a lot of studies showing that the people in this kind of diet will have a better chance of completing the conducted studies as compared to the other group in another type of diet.
Ketosis diets on 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.