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Effects of a ketogenic diet with Mav ketofast pro supplement in the preoperative fase of bariatric surgery

      The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively body composition changes and the efficacy and safety of ketogenic diet with MaV ketofast pro using nasogastric tube.The length of treatment is 10 days.Methods The study was conducted outpatient in collaboration with bariatric surgeon from Bucharest.The cases analyzed for this study were selected from 53 patients during 3 years all proposed for bariatric surgery. Upon acceptance patients were separated randomly in a ketogenic group or a standard low calories diet( control group) but both groups being on a VLCD.Anthropometrics -measurements evaluated were: height, weight, BMI and %EWL and visceral fat( baseline and after 10 days) using Philips Envisor HD.The patients' ages varied from 27 to 62 years (with a mean age of 38.2 years).The average weight at the start of the treatment for all patients was 153.6 kg and was higher for men than women. The mean BMI was 44.7 kg/m2 and was also higher in the men than in the women The men had a very high body cell mass (BCM) compared with the women (48.1 kg versus 28.3 kg), however, the average fat mass (FM) was nearly the same for men and women (50.3 kg versus 49.3 kg).Results After 10 -days of ketogenic diet with MaV ketofast pro patients lost an average of 15.6 kg of body weight 4.2 kg of BCM, 11.3 kg of FM, and 2.8 kg of TBW compared with control group where the average of weight loss was 6,2 kg , 1,5 kg of BCM, 4,5 of FM and 0,8 kg of TWB.Regarding measurement of visceral fat the reduction was 23.1 mm.Conclusions This study demonstrates that ketogenic diet with MaV ketofast pro, administered for a cycle of 10 days can induce rapid weight loss and a very good visceral fat loss. After 10-days patients lost an average of 8.1% of their initial body weight. Comparing with a normal VLCD weight loss is increased .The nasal tube is well-tolerated and complications during the nasal insertion and treatment are very low and generally tolerable.The method is fast and safe.
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