Ketogenesis and COPD

Cai, B, Zhu, Y, et al. Effect of Supplementing a High-Fat, Low-Carbohydrate Enteral Formula in COPD Patients. Nutrition 19(3)229-32.

This was a study done on patients suffering from chronic, obstructive pulmonary disease.  their diets were supplemented with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate (CHO) nutritional supplement for three weeks.  The study demonstrated that pulmonary function in COPD patients can be significantly improved with meal replacement supplement as compared with the traditional high-CHO diet.