Keywords : weight lose

A review of the uses of the ketogenic diet

Qays Assi ahmed; Khalida Khalil Abdullah; Wurood Mohamed Mutar

Kirkuk University Journal-Scientific Studies, 2022, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 11-19
DOI: 10.32894/kujss.2022.132824.1058

To reduce the health complications of obesity, safe therapies and effective weight loss processes must be identified with preventing weight regain at the same time.Humans have metabolic flexibility and the potential to utilise ketones as an energy source by reducing carbohydrate intake in the diet, this reduces insulin levels, and ketogenesis occurs . These conditions promote the release of excess stored fat, avoid muscle weakness, and improve insulin sensitivity. Losing weight by diet causes appetite feeling and a rise in ghrelin release , that raises the likelihood of regaining weight and is thus counterproductive to goals for weight reduction . A study's aim is to review evidence on a ketogenic diet for weight loss and metabolic illnesses like insulin resistance, lipid disorders, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease development, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. We present a foundational understanding of dietary ketones and how they are formed.