Nurse Practitioner-Led Ketogenic Diet for Adults With Overweight/Obesity

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      • Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally.
      • Those who follow a ketogenic diet do lose weight successfully.
      • Primary care management of obesity has been poor.
      • Nurse practitioners have successful outcomes in chronic disease management.


      A retrospective analysis was done of a nurse practitioner (NP)-led low-calorie ketogenic diet for adults with overweight and obesity study to determine whether results were comparable to physician-led low-calorie ketogenic diet programs. A statistically significant (P < .05) reduction was noted. NP results were compared with physician-led studies. The first study showed more weight loss in the physician group, whereas the NP had better outcomes compared with the second physician study. Results were statistically significant. The study concluded that a NP-led low-calorie ketogenic diet program is effective in primary care.


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      Kaneez Rehmanji Odgers, DNP, FNP-BC, is an assistant professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Department of Nursing, Mahwah, NJ, and can be contacted at [email protected] .


      Leo-Felix M. Jurado, PhD, APN, CNE, is a Founding Dean and professor at Common Wealth University of Pennsylvania, College of Health Professions


      Mary Kamienski, PhD, APN, CEN, is a professor, the School of Nursing, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.