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The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pilot Study

Overview of attention for article published in Digestive Diseases & Sciences, January 2007
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pilot Study
Published in
Digestive Diseases & Sciences, January 2007
DOI 10.1007/s10620-006-9433-5
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Authors

David Tendler, Sauyu Lin, William S. Yancy, John Mavropoulos, Pam Sylvestre, Don C. Rockey, Eric C. Westman

Abstract

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an increasingly common condition that may progress to hepatic cirrhosis. This pilot study evaluated the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on obesity-associated fatty liver disease. Five patients with a mean body mass index of 36.4 kg/m(2) and biopsy evidence of fatty liver disease were instructed to follow the diet (<20 g/d of carbohydrate) with nutritional supplementation for 6 months. Patients returned for group meetings biweekly for 3 months, then monthly for the second 3 months. The mean weight change was -12.8 kg (range 0 to -25.9 kg). Four of 5 posttreatment liver biopsies showed histologic improvements in steatosis (P=.02) inflammatory grade (P=.02), and fibrosis (P=.07). Six months of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet led to significant weight loss and histologic improvement of fatty liver disease. Further research is into this approach is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Kenya 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 76 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 15%
Researcher 12 15%
Unspecified 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Other 28 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 44%
Unspecified 12 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Other 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

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#293,907
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