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. Ketosis will only provide good benefits to the overall health of a person because it is a natural phenomenon that is not dangerous at all. There are a number of people that would think that ketosis is the harmful one of the two terms because they tend to confuse the two terms.
You should also be aware that ketosis diets have been practiced in the past in order to control an epileptic seizure with children that did not respond to any type of medication. It was on the 20th century that this type of diet was 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.
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.
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 studies were conducted on the connection of ketosis diet to children with epilepsy and it shows a great improvement which is very significant because these children did not have any response to the previous given medication and therapy. 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.