Low Carb Diet and Childhood Obesity

Originally Published: by: Views: 2,938

Metabolic impact of a ketogenic diet compared to a hypocaloric diet in obese children and adolescents

"The ketogenic diet revealed more pronounced improvements in weight loss and metabolic parameters than the hypocaloric diet and may be a feasible and safe alternative for children's weight loss."

Abstract:Ioanna Partsalaki, Alexia Karvela, Bessie E. Spiliotis, Metabolic impact of a ketogenic diet compared to a hypocaloric diet in obese children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Volume 25, Issue 7-8, Pages 697-704, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0131, July 2012


Low-carbohydrate (low & high-fat) versus high-carbohydrate low-fat diets in the treatment of obesity in adolescents

"The significant drop in insulin level and HOMA in the low carbohydrate diet groups is noteworthy given the increasing frequency of type-2 diabetes as part of metabolic syndrome in children and youth."

Abstract:Demol et al, Low-carbohydrate (low & high-fat) versus high-carbohydrate low-fat diets in the treatment of obesity in adolescents. Acta Paediatr. 2008 Sep 29


Unlimited Energy, Restricted Carbohydrate Diet Improves Lipid Parameters in Obese Children

"We have demonstrated a significant decrease in total cholesterol and triglycerides in elementary school-aged children after 10 weeks of a restricted-carbohydrate, unlimited protein, and unlimited energy diet. We suggest that this diet may decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese children. Long-term studies will be needed to substantiate these data."

Full Text:Brian S. Dunlap, James R. Bailes, Jr.. Unlimited Energy, Restricted Carbohydrate Diet Improves Lipid Parameters in Obese Children. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. March 1, 2008, 6(1): 32-36. doi:10.1089/met.2007.0023.


Effect of Low-Carbohydrate, Unlimited Calorie Diet on the Treatment of Childhood Obesity: A Prospective Controlled Study

"A high protein, low carbohydrate, unlimited calorie diet was superior to a restricted calorie protocol for weight loss in obese school age children; moreover, compliance was better."

Abstract:Bailes et al, Effect of Low-Carbohydrate, Unlimited Calorie Diet on the Treatment of Childhood Obesity: A Prospective Controlled Study. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 2003, 1(3): 221-225.