Last updated on May 2019

The Effects of Lowering Dietary Carbohydrates on Health Exercise Performance and Wellbeing-related Outcomes


Brief description of study

The aim of the study is to investigate the long-term effects of the ketogenic diet and exercise (including interactions) on health markers, exercise performance and wellbeing outcomes in sedentary overweight individuals.

Detailed Study Description

Intentional nutritional ketosis induced by the low carbohydrate diet is an intensively discussed topic of many scientific as well as non-scientific discussions throughout the areas of healthy living, the sports sciences and often used now for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. It has been demonstrated that long-term low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular and metabolic risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet. In light of conflicting theories of best practice surrounding a polarized topic that impacts human health and daily work performance, the primary aim of this research project is to examine how low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets affect health markers, exercise performance and wellbeing outcomes in sedentary overweight individuals. Each study subject will be randomized into one of the four arms of the study and will undergo a 12-week intervention, with the exception of the study subjects in the control group, who will undergo no intervention for the period of 12 weeks.

The project outcomes are of immense importance for the investigator's global human health, focus on a unique holistic perspective and have the potential to contribute towards much-needed adjustments in public health recommendations.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03934476

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