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The effects of lowering dietary carbohydrates on health, exercise performance and wellbeing-related outcomes
Project Id18-08358S
Main solverdoc. PhDr. Lukáš Cipryan, Ph.D.
Period1/2018 - 6/2021
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
Statesolved
AnotationIntentional nutritional ketosis induced by the low carbohydrate diet is an intensively discussed topic of many scientific as well as non-scientific discussions throughout the areas of healthy living, the sport sciences and often used now for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. It has been demonstrated that long-term low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular and metabolic risk factor reduction than low-fat diet. In light of conflicting theories of best practice surrounding a polarized topic that impacts human health and daily work performance, the primary aim of this research project is to examine how low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets affect health markers, exercise performance and wellbeing outcomes in both healthy physically active individuals and sedentary overweight individuals. The project outcomes are of immense importance for our global human health, focus on a unique holistic perspective and have the potential to contribute towards much needed adjustments in public health recommendations. To investigate the long-term effects of the ketogenic diet and exercise (including interactions) on health markers, exercise performance and wellbeing outcomes in healthy physically active individuals and sedentary overweight individuals.