Table 1

Composition of the standard and ketogenic diets

Component

Control, standard diet

Ketogenic diet


Fat

6.1

35.5

Carbohydrate

55.6

0.2

Protein

21.8

13.0

Fiber

3.8

14.8

Ashes

5.3

2.1

Energy [kJ/g]

15.8

15.4

Ketogenic ratio

0.08:1

2.7:1


Components of the diets used are listed in grams per 100 grams of food. The fat in the standard diet derived from soybean oil; the fat source of the ketogenic diet consisted of a mixture of vegetable oils from flaxseed and hempseed with elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acid and medium-chain triglycerides [31]. The ketogenic ratio was calculated according to the following formula: Fats/(Protein + Carbohydrates).

Maurer et al. BMC Cancer 2011 11:315   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-11-315

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