LCKD in Other Associations

Carbohydrate restriction is being increasingly recognized as a clinically valid treatment for a variety of metabolic disorders. The following are major medical societies that have included a LCKD approach to treating disease

American Diabetes Association

2019 Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report

“Reducing overall carbohydrate intake for individuals with diabetes has demonstrated the most evidence for improving glycemia and may be applied in a variety of eating patterns that meet individual needs and preferences.”

“For select adults with type 2 diabetes not meeting glycemic targets or where reducing antiglycemic medications is a priority, reducing overall carbohydrate intake with low- or very low-carbohydrate eating plans is a viable approach.”


American Heart Association

2022 Comprehensive Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

“Very low–carbohydrate versus moderate carbohydrate diets yield a greater decrease in A1c, more weight loss and use of fewer diabetes medications in individuals with diabetes. For those who are unable to adhere to a calorie-restricted diet, a low-carbohydrate diet reduces A1c and  triglycerides”


American College of Cardiology

2021 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Management of ASCVD Risk Reduction in Patients With Persistent Hypertriglyceridemia: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee

“Meaningful reductions in triglycerides can be achieved by decreasing the carbohydrate content of the diet”