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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Misunderstood "Villains" of Human Metabolism

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, May 2022
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193 tweeters
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60 Facebook pages
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Title
Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Misunderstood "Villains" of Human Metabolism
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, May 2022
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-1-2-7
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Authors

Anssi H Manninen

Abstract

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty acids as an alternative fuel. In comparison with glucose, the ketone bodies are actually a very good respiratory fuel. Indeed, there is no clear requirement for dietary carbohydrates for human adults. Interestingly, the effects of ketone body metabolism suggest that mild ketosis may offer therapeutic potential in a variety of different common and rare disease states. Also, the recent landmark study showed that a very-low-carbohydrate diet resulted in a significant reduction in fat mass and a concomitant increase in lean body mass in normal-weight men. Contrary to popular belief, insulin is not needed for glucose uptake and utilization in man. Finally, both muscle fat and carbohydrate burn in an amino acid flame.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Australia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 438 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 117 26%
Student > Master 74 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 9%
Other 39 9%
Researcher 34 7%
Other 93 20%
Unknown 57 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 72 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 11%
Sports and Recreations 51 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 10%
Other 83 18%
Unknown 65 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 273. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2022.
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#106,539
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Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#43
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#3,526
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#43
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