The Science behind the Ketogenic Diet

In the past decades, various low-carb diets have caused a sensation, attracting fans and showcasing success stories worldwide. A low-carb variant has recently been gaining more and more attention: the ketogenic diet. No longer just a fad, it has long been recommended by doctors and in journals for many years now. In fact, mainstream media itself has been unable to stop its momentum, as the ABC primetime show invested $250,000 in the Keto Shark Tank.

The advancement and benefits in researching the Ketogentic diet framed a landmark conference on Science Advice to Governments, held in Auckland in August 2014. Hosted and chaired by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and organized in partnership with the International Council for Science (ICSU), the conference resulted in the agreement to form and develop the emerging International Network for Science Advice to Governments – INGSA, operating under the aegis of ICSU.

Find out more about the objectives and activities of INGSA here.