Historically a ketogenic diet was used as early as the s to treat epilepsy in children. More recently it has become popular as a way to lose weight and has been promoted for the management of Type II Diabetes. This process produces ketones. Ketosis occurs when these ketone bodies accumulate in the blood. Exact quantities of carbohydrates to induce ketosis will vary, as achieving ketosis is highly individualised. Many types of ketogenic diets exist, but all ban carb-rich foods such as sweet sugary foods, breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes and other starchy vegetables and fruit juices.
Lynne Garton our Dietetic Adviser, explores. Ketosis occurs when these ketone bodies accumulate in the blood. Or go on Statins, which I would never do. How much cholesterol should you have per day? The following are typical reference ranges for lipid values in those without preexisting heart disease, after a water-only fast of hours.
This was associated with high HDL, low event rates, and little or no added benefit from statin treatment. Expert articles to help you make informed choices. Sports Med ; 31 — You really provide such a service with your thoughtful, easy to understand, balanced articles. There are plenty of powerful foods that can help improve your cholesterol ratio and promote good heart health overall. I am lean 58kg and very active. Initially he wanted me to abandon the diet and follow a Mediterranean low fat diet.