Table 1

Composition of the standard (SD) and ketogenic diets (KD) used in this study.

Component 1)

SD 2)

KD 3)


Fat

7.0

35.5 4)

Carbohydrate

36.4

0.2

Protein

23.8

13.0

Fiber

17.3

14.8

Energy (kJ/g)

12.8

15.4

Ketogenic ratio 5)

0.1 : 1

2.7 : 1


1) Data as gram per 100 g diet.

2) The SD diet contains 9.0 g water and 6.5 g ashes.

3) The KD diet contains 34.4 g water and 2.1 g ashes.

4) The fat source consists of a mixture of vegetable oils from flaxseed and hempseed with elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acid and MCT (see Methods).

5) Calculated according to the following formula: Fats/(Protein + Carbohydrates).

Otto et al. BMC Cancer 2008 8:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-122

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