Home > Journals > Minerva Endocrinologica > Past Issues > Articles online first > Minerva Endocrinologica 2020 Nov 19

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe PROMO
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Reprints
Permissions
Cite this article as

 

 

Minerva Endocrinologica 2020 Nov 19

DOI: 10.23736/S0391-1977.20.03356-8

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Very-low-calorie ketogenic diet for the management of obesity, overweight and related disorders

Marco CASTELLANA 1 , Elisa BIACCHI 2, Filippo PROCINO 1, Felipe F. CASANUEVA 3, Pierpaolo TRIMBOLI 4, 5

1 Population Health Unit, National Institute of Gastroenterology Saverio de Bellis, Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Bari, Italy; 2 Ambulatori Multisito per la cura del sovrappeso e dell’obesità, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Switzerland; 3 Division of Endocrinology, Santiago de Compostela University and CIBEROBN, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; 4 Clinic for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Bellinzona, Switzerland; 5 Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland


PDF


Very-low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD) is a promising lifestyle intervention for the management of overweight and obesity. It is characterized by a restriction of both calories and carbohydrates, while assuring the adequate proteins, fats and micronutrients intake. Significant results in terms of excess body weight loss have been reported and this strategy considered also in the preoperative settings, accordingly. Improvements in hypertension, type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia follows. The present narrative review discusses available evidence and provides practical recommendations for the management of VLCKD.


KEY WORDS: Very-low-calorie ketogenic diet; Obesity; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Review

top of page