We provide scientifically sound information about low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets
KetoMed e. V.
International Society for
Low-Carb and Ketogenic
Why a professional society is needed
In Europe, more than 50% of adults are either overweight or obese. More than 60 million Europeans are diabetic, and even more have been diagnosed with prediabetes, thus likely making the total number of unreported cases much higher. In addition to metabolic disease, other diseases such as cancer, dementia, and cardiovascular disease plague the Western society. These so-called lifestyle diseases share one factor in common, which is that diet can influence disease course and potentially disease development.
Low-carb in focus
Reducing carbohydrate intake in favor of fat and protein is well-documented as a successful intervention for obesity and diabetes. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that potentially other lifestyle diseases can also benefit from a low-carb approach. Low-carb diets may also represent a central element in the control and treatment of these diseases.
A scientific approach is needed
For a long period of time, forms of low-carb diets have contended with the stigma of being “fad diets.” Public authorities, decision makers and the media serve as opinion leaders, but unfortunately this is often without professional competence.
For this reason, we as a professional society intend to close this gap. We will be a contact point, which advises and informs in order to lead discussions to separate fact from fiction.
The founding members
The founding members are physicians who have been using and researching low-carb diets for several years, scientists who conduct basic and applied research, nutritionists who inform, advise and communicate the benefits of these diets. People who have personal experience with these diets, from low-carb to (intermittent) fasting to different variants of the ketogenic diet.
The fundamental mission of our society is the research of low-card diets, communication of their benefits to the wider society, the promotion of their use and support of their implementation.