Dr. Sarah Hallberg: Can a ketogenic diet reverse diabetic chronic kidney disease?

Dr. Sarah Hallberg: Can a ketogenic diet reverse diabetic chronic kidney disease?

August 1, 2019 5 By William Morgan


– Is there hope that the
low carb, high fat diet
can reverse or halt diabetic
chronic kidney disease?
And we did touch upon this
a little bit so we can–
– Yeah, and I would say
yes, with some reservations.
And here’s what I mean, hard
science and mechanisms here,
there’s not enough science on.
Let me tell you about our clinical trial,
and our clinical trial our patients,
after a year on a ketogenic
diet who had type 2 diabetes,
so many of them began with some degree
of chronic kidney disease, we
saw a reduction in creatinine,
which is one of the big
kidney disease markers,
actually actually at 10 weeks,
and then continued on to a year.
This is an area where we want
even more research to occur,
because we think that
it is very likely that
a ketogenic diet, which of
course we know can be helpful
in type 2 diabetes, could
also be specifically geared
towards helping people with chronic kidney
disease of any kind.
But once again, because I wanna make sure
that we are science first,
the science here is
lacking other than there
are numerous studies that
do show that creatinine
does improve on a ketogenic diet.
We need to understand the mechanisms more,
and one of the big thoughts
is that improvement
in inflammation we see
from a ketogenic diet
is playing a direct war
in chronic kidney disease.