Body Composition Changes After Very-Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet in Obesity Evaluated by 3 Standardized Methods

  title={Body Composition Changes After Very-Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet in Obesity Evaluated by 3 Standardized Methods},
  author={Diego G{\'o}mez-Arbel{\'a}ez and Diego Bellido and Ana I. Castro and Luc{\'i}a Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez-May{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Carreira and Crist{\'o}bal Galb{\'a}n and Miguel Angel Mart{\'i}nez-Olmos and Ana B. Crujeiras and Ignacio Sajoux and Felipe F. Casanueva},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology \& Metabolism},
Context: Common concerns when using low-calorie diets as a treatment for obesity are the reduction in fat-free mass, mostly muscular mass, that occurs together with the fat mass (FM) loss, and determining the best methodologies to evaluate body composition changes. [] Key Method Measurements were performed at 4 points matched with the ketotic phases (basal, maximum ketosis, ketosis declining, and out of ketosis).

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