Sufferers of type 2 diabetes may also be interested to know about a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet government study that has been published recently. It has shown that the ketogenic diet is an effective method of lowering insulin dependence. Some studies have also shown hemoglobin levels improving at a rate much greater than a low fat diet that also limits caloric intake.
There are many reasons to consider a ketogenic diet. The most obvious is to promote the aforementioned fat burning properties. Several studies have shown that the diet is effective for many trial participants. Some physicians also recommend a ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy in children.