Mediterranean Diet Still Holds a Place in Obesity Treatment Despite
the Considerable Effectiveness of the Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet: A Short Communication.
A body mass index of 30 kg/m2 , is considered to be obese and is seen
as an escalating condition with unclear pathophysiology.
The World Health Organization recently showed that very-low-calorie
ketogenic diet is trending upward and that current methods of combating it are failing.
One (1) in 3 children in Europe (29% of boys and 27% of girls) and
59% of adults are overweight or already obese.
In particular, by 2016, age-standardized overweight/obesity prevalence was 58.5%
and 19%, respectively, among people in Italy.
It’s interesting to note that inflammation coexists with obesity and is influenced by
the excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Furthermore, many definitions of co-morbidities, including chronic
conditions like, sleep apnea syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus
(T2DM), hypertension, dyslipidemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome
(PCOS), various malignancies, etc.
Although losing weight is no joke, the main goal is to achieve decreased
energy consumption while increasing energy expenditure.
Various methods of weight loss includes anti-obesity drugs,
anti-obesity bariatric surgery, and various dietary adjustments.
Any new anti-obesity medications with advantageous features are
prohibited due to their economic unviability, contraindications,
and possible adverse side effects.
Although bariatric surgery typically reduces weight and helps with
T2DM remission in addition to metabolic syndrome,
there are several complications, so the use of this procedure is possible
in selected patients who have severe obesity and no medical conditions
that would preclude it.
High protein diets are one of the various nutritional treatments for treating obesity.
Obes Res Open J. 2023; 10(1): 1-5. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-10-150