The other terms that are used to call ketosis diets are very low carb diets or ketogenic diets. A biochemical phenomenon that occurs during extreme restriction of carbohydrate intake and starvation is called a ketosis but the word should not be mistaken to the ketoacidosis which is one thing that happens to patients with diabetes when there is an uncontrollable amount of blood sugar in their body.
Ketoacidosis is a very harmful phenomenon and it will only happen to patients that have diabetes. Ketosis on the other hand is a safe phenomenon and will provide only good benefits to the body of a person. 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.
During the days, children with epileptic seizures are advised to undergo a ketosis diet in order to control their seizure which any form of medication could not do. It was on the 20th century that this type of diet was 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.
The connection of ketosis diet and obesity.
A low carb or ketogenic diet has been shown to treat obesity from a lot of documented studies conducted, a lot of obese people found out that they begin to have a sudden loss of appetite when they are on a ketosis 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 still a lot of studies showing that many people on the ketogenic diet will have a better chance of completing the conducted studies as compared to the other people in another type of diet even if there are a lot of claims that state the ketogenic diet as being very restrictive.
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.