Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Study - resistance exercise on ketogenic diet reduces fat mass, does not increase lean body mass

Resistance training in overweight women on a ketogenic diet conserved lean body mass while reducing body fat

by Pal T Jabekk,Ingvild A Moe,Helge D Meen,Sissel E Tomten, and Arne T Høstmark

Conclusion: Resistance exercise in combination with a ketogenic diet may reduce body fat without significantly changing LBM, while resistance exercise on a regular diet may increase LBM in without significantly affecting fat mass. Fasting blood lipids do not seem to be negatively influenced by the combination of resistance exercise and a low carbohydrate diet.

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