Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is the ketogenic diet effective for weight loss?
Bottom Line:
At best^ ketogenic diets help patients lose ~2 kg more than low-fat diets at one year^ but higher quality studies show no difference. Weight loss peaks ~5 months but is generally not sustained. There are no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on mortality or cardiovascular disease. An individual’s weight change can vary -30 to +10 kg with any diet.

Publication Date: 2018-9-24
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-10-01 11:48:20