Is the ketogenic diet more effective for people with metabolic syndrome than a standard American diet with exercise?
Researchers from Bethel University in Minnesota think so.
But dietitians say it may not be that simple.
The researchers set out to discover if a sustained, controlled ketogenic diet would reduce the impact of metabolic syndrome as well as decrease the weight, body mass index (BMI), and body fat mass of study participants.
They brought together a group of 30 adults who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that occur at the same time.