Health implications of ketogenic diet in the Kurdistan region

Ameer Arsalan Hadi, Pary (2022) Health implications of ketogenic diet in the Kurdistan region. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6. pp. 987-997.

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The ketogenic diet has been popularized internationally in recent years, used widely for weight loss by overweight and obese people in a fast way. The purpose of the cross-sectional study was to evaluate the health implication of short and long ketogenic diets among the Kurdish population. a cross-sectional study has been carried from 22nd to 29th April 2021, a web-based questionnaire was consisting of two sections. Section one (3) sociodemographic questions (sex, age, and education level), section two was consisting of the (5) questions about the ketogenic diet information. The results show that the number of participants was 375 people. regarding the question of they have tried the ketogenic diet, 340 responses were yes. more than one complication has been observed such as headache, constipation, keto rash, keto breathes, kidney diseases as well as cholesterol and liver diseases, and about 45.9% (156) have not any complications during the implementation of the ketogenic diet. about 53.23% (181) respondents have stayed in the ketogenic diet for a short-term. In conclusion, the study has been observed that some symptoms of keto flu may appear during the first two weeks and may be followed by other complications during short-term, while the long-term of the ketogenic diet has not been recommended regarding some studies that have been determined some certain risk of some diseases and other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ketogenic Diet, Short-Term, Long-Term, Health Complication, Weight Loss
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2023 13:03
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 13:03

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