Ketosis diets are also considered as 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 some people that would confuses the two terms and would think that ketosis is the harmful one.
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. 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 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. If you want to compare a low carb diet to a low fat diet with the same result, you will need to greatly reduce the calorie intake in a low fat diet in order to gain the same result that of a low carb diet.
You should be aware that low carb diets are most of the time high in the level of saturated fat but this diet will still improve the biomarkers like the HDL cholesterol, triglyceride levels, insulin resistance, and still have a good effect on the LDL patterns of the cholesterol, from a dense type which is bad, to a fluffy type which is 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 helping epileptic patients.
A lot of children with epilepsy were studied using a ketosis diet and it shows a lot of improvement given the fact that even medical therapy or medication did not alter the effects of epilepsy on these children. In one study, there is a significant change on the frequency of seizures from the children with epilepsy that are in a ketosis diet than those that are not.