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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2015 Jul;43(3):153-62. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000050.

The Ketogenic Diet and Sport: A Possible Marriage?

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1Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova; and 2Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Unit, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; and 3Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

The ketogenic diet (KD) is used widely as a weight loss strategy and, more rarely, as therapy for some diseases. In many sports, weight control is often necessary (boxing, weightlifting, wrestling, etc.), but the KD usually is not considered. Our hypothesis is that KD might be used to achieve fat loss without affecting strength/power performance negatively.

PMID:
25906427
DOI:
10.1249/JES.0000000000000050
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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