About the book
Several factors including genetics, environment, physical activity and diet, play an important role in our health. There is convincing scientific evidence to suggest that the type of diet that we choose is one of the most important factor that influences health outcome. Expert opinion strongly suggests that maintaining an ideal body weight is extremely important in maintaining food health. Sedentary life style and improper diet will result in obesity and related diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes just to name a few. Nutritionists and other health professionals have recommended what a good diet is and government agencies have come up with guidelines as to food consumption patterns that are consistent with good health. In spite of these guidelines, obesity has become one of the main public health concerns. To address this problem, several diets have now been proposed and marketed. Each of the recommended diet has its own justification and rationale.
The latest diet for weight management which is stimulating great deal of interest is the "Ketogenic Diet". It is also referred to as "Low Carb" diet. Although several public interest and scientific articles have been published over the past few years, there is a lack of book that can address this diet in depth in a systematic way to better understand the justification and implications of following this diet.