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BubzerBlue t1_jbgs9xa wrote

"Here we present a case of asthma [...]" - A case? As in one? I mean, that might suggest additional research might be warranted... but, honestly, it could just as well be that the individual is allergic to something they stopped eating when they switched to the Keto Diet.

In truth, a single person doesn't even qualify as a blip on the radar... worse yet, those who advocate for the Keto Diet (which is nutritionally incomplete) will take this 'evidence' as proof that Keto is the next coming of Christ.

I'm not saying this shouldn't be looked into, but I find it highly disappointing this ever made it to the NIH, especially with the subtle implication of a single instance being dispositive.


DisplacedPersons12 t1_jbnzz4i wrote

i agree it’s likely reductionist to attribute any effects of drastic change in diet to only the ketonic aspect


mumpledmongoose t1_jbsnzhr wrote

So it’s definitely the ketogenic diet and not anything to do with the obese patient losing enough to ease the constriction placed on his lungs by his weight? Because I think any overweight asthmatic will tell you their breathing improves if they lose weight.


No-Sock7425 t1_jbi4ck1 wrote

Lose weight, cure asthma. Ok.


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sassmo t1_jbhvfwn wrote

I heard a podcast where a guy laid out a pretty convincing claim that you can also alleviate asthma by contracting hookworm.


Meatrition OP t1_jbgpa51 wrote


Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the quality of life of patients, and asthma exacerbations are often a reason for hospitalization and activity limitations. Obesity has been linked to asthma as a risk and exacerbating factor. Evidence suggests that weight reduction has a positive effect on asthma control. However, there is also debate on the role of the ketogenic diet in asthma control. Here we present a case of asthma who reported markedly improved asthma after starting a ketogenic diet in the absence of any other lifestyle change. Over the four months on the ketogenic diet, the patient reported losing 20 kg of weight, reduction in blood pressure (without antihypertensives), and complete alleviation of asthma symptoms. This case report is important as the control of asthma after a ketogenic diet is not studied well in humans and therefore needs to be studied extensively.

Keywords: asthma; case report; control; ketogenic diet; management.