as part of the nutrition class I'm teaching (yay!) I'm compiling a ketogenic way of eating quick start guide and faq.
I want to make a long list of the illnesses that are specifically supported as being helped by a ketogenic diet, the illnesses which have scientific evidence that a ketogenic diet COULD help them, and those for which there is anecdotal evidence that keto helps.
Input appreciated! Please provide a link to the study if you have it!
Edit: My list so far, will update. I am STUNNED at the amount of medical information I am getting right now. Holy Shit. Keto is amazing.:
b. Illnesses with scientific medical evidence supporting a ketogenic way of eating:i. Diabetes1. Hundreds of studies available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/236809483. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21533091
Epilepsy1. Hundreds of studies available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
iii. Obesity & Related Diseases1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/276437252. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/151480633. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/273578024. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/264105895. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/203951466. (& strength training in women) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/201968547. (& maintenance) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19506567
iv. Childhood Obesity1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23155696
v. Heart Failure & Heart/Cardiovascular Health1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/268193742. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/259860793. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/184781784. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/120976635. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17824299
vi. Stroke1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/256711782. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23050642
vii. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) & Infertility1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/275104832. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/231225393. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16359551
viii. Hormonal Cancers (including Breast Cancer & Colon Cancer) & Tumors1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28244492 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/271592183. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/264087204. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/257738515. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/215300936. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20831808
ix. Parkinson’s Disease1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27326359
x. Alzheimer’s Disease1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/274583402. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23131121
xi. Mitochondrial Diseases1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/267827882. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26661201
xii. Autoimmune Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/272390352. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26839705
xiii. Brain Development During Pregnancy1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/273310052. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25642385
xiv. Gout1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28249154
xv. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Issues, & Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviors1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/281662772. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/278366843. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/275949804. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/270800805. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/250115276. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/243999467. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/237551708. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/226908439. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12693778
xvi. Mitochondrial Myopathy1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27647878
xvii. Cluster Headaches & Migraines1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25156013
xviii. inflammatory dermatologic disease1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28043175
xix. Kabuki syndrome1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27999180
xx. Endotoxemia1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27117864
xxi. Mitochondrial Adaptations1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27877138
xxii. Neurodegenerative Diseases / Neurological Issues1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/225091652. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/276512663. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/202047734. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16940764
xxiii. Mental Health Disorders including Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/265478822. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/156016093. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/182085984. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/230506425. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/192457056. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11918434
xxiv. Congnitive Function in the Elderly1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/275681992. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24713058
xxv. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27052529
xxvi. Huntington Disease1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/270317322. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21501628
xxvii. ADHD1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26773515
xxviii. Psoriasis 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2655989
xxix. Fatty Liver Disease & Insulin Resistance1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/265563682. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/242479283. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24247485
xxx. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26315446
xxxi. Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injuries1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/247217412. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/242238493. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/194081684. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19049605
xxxii. Chronic Pain1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/249308052. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/236809463. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20041135
xxxiii. Glycogen Storage Disease Type III & Cardiomyopathy 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25308556
xxxiv. The nervous system and metabolic dysregulation1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/216124612. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22470316
xxxv. Glaucoma & Optic Nerve Disorders1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24600621
xxxvi. General Quality of Life in those with Chronic Diseases1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/280383852. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23801097
My guess is that epilepsy is the most studied for keto as a therapeutic tool.
Four hours of research and I have the above list!! This isn't a comprehensive list of all the articles, there were 2000+ that mentioned "ketogenic"
And the other way to phrase this: What are the diseases caused by following the US dietary guidelines?
So. Freaking. True.
I can only speak for myself though, but I have a condition called ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammation of the large intestine, and even on meds I go to the bathroom 4-6 times a day.
After around 7-8 weeks of keto I started improving, and I am now rarely going more than once a day. I also have a chronic inflammation in the lining of my mouth that has decreased drastically. Haven't found any science on that though, but keto's decreased inflammatory properties are at play, I'm certain
I was expecting to see Pompe on the list, sounds like they'd benefit from it - at first glance anyways.
I'd be interested to know if arthritis (osteo- or rheumatoid-) has featured in any relevant study.
I did see one on arthritis! rheumatoid I think.
Oh yeah, there's lots of articles on keto's anti-inflammatory properties.
My mom has RA, and she was told by her dr to go on a gluten free diet. She does not have celiac disease. There was minimal if any improvement. So she took it a step further and went grain free, and saw improvement. She isn't doing keto yet, but is very interested in trying it out.
Dang, what a list. Anything on sleep apnea?
I didn't see anything specifically, but weight loss improved mine!
I wish! I have sleep apnea, and my dr said losing weight will improve it, but not eliminate it. I've been unable to breathe through my nose at night going all the way back to childhood, even when I was super skinny.
My brother is overweight and has sleep apnea. Was hoping to arm myself with as much data as possible to try and convince him to try keto.
This one mentions sleep apnea!
And here's an anecdotal:
WOW!!! Thank you for sharing this list. I am copying it for further examination and sharing with people in my real life!
I've been thinking about the rise over the past few decades of autism, and the lack of clear explanations from medical science. I wonder how much low-fat habits of moms accidentally affect pre-natal diets and in turn affect brain development.
(saw a bunch of autism articles linked above...)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808232 "Maternal intake of linoleic acid was significantly inversely associated with ASD risk in offspring, corresponding to a 34% reduction in risk in the highest versus lowest quartiles of intake. Mothers in the lowest 5% of ω-3 fatty acid intake had a significant increase in offspring ASD risk as compared with the remaining distribution"