These researchers were too interested in their sophisticated instruments for assessing body composition than to care about keto per se. Lol (Buechert et al., 2019)
Small study (n=12), duration was 6 weeks.
Keto diet was good and well-adhered to. Urinary ketones positive on 97% of the days. The “rules” were also good, simple: no processed foods, be aware of hidden carbs in stuff like gum, lunch meat, etc. Fruits and vege were fine as long as they were within the carb limits and we know that they were, because positive urinary ketones. They were allowed nuts and dark chocolate, too.
It wasn’t supposed to be a weight loss study, but they all lost weight.
Weakness: no control group – only before/after comparisons.
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