Come avviare il paziente obeso alla terapia chetogenica

Published on Aug 1, 2019
· DOI :10.1007/s40619-019-00602-4
Eleonora Moriconi (Policlinico Umberto I), Marco Infante2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsMassimiliano Caprio25
Estimated H-index: 25
La very-low-calorie-ketogenic-diet (VLCKD) rappresenta un valido strumento nel trattamento dell’obesita e delle sue comorbidita. Il vantaggio di una VLCKD rispetto a un trattamento ipocalorico tradizionale e rappresentato dal rapido calo ponderale, dal mantenimento della massa muscolare e dalla riduzione dell’appetito. La VLCKD e spesso utilizzata all’interno di un percorso di educazione alimentare che abitua gradualmente il paziente a consumare porzioni di cibo piu piccole, ponendo maggiore attenzione ad alcune categorie di alimenti. La VLCKD, determinando un rapido calo ponderale, rende spesso possibile la riduzione, o addirittura la sospensione, delle terapie farmacologiche in corso nei pazienti complessi poli-trattati, con un importante miglioramento della qualita della vita.
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