The NLA’s Recommendations for Low-Carb and Very-Low-Carb Diets

Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, MPH, CLS, FNLA, reviews the clinical recommendations for low-carbohydrate and very-low-carbohydrate (including ketogenic) diets for the management of body weight and other cardiometabolic risk factors, which were recently issued by the National Lipid Association Nutrition and Lifestyle Task Force. Dr Kirkpatrick was lead author of the new recommendations.

Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, MPH, CLS, FNLA, is a clinical associate professor and director of the Wellness Center at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID.

Additional Resources: 
Kirkpatrick CF, Bolick JP, Kris-Etherton PM, et al. Review of current evidence and clinical recommendations on the effects of low-carbohydrate and very-low-carbohydrate (including ketogenic) diets for the management of body weight and other cardiometabolic risk factors: A scientific statement from the National Lipid Association Nutrition and Lifestyle Task Force [Published online September 13, 2019]. J Clin Lipidol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2019.08.003.

 

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