A randomized controlled trial (or randomized control trial; RCT) is a type of scientific (often medical) experiment which aims to reduce bias when testing a new treatment. The people participating in the trial are randomly allocated to either the group receiving the treatment under investigation or to a group receiving standard treatment (or placebo treatment) as the control. The RCT is often considered the gold standard for a clinical trial. RCTs are often used to test the efficacy or effectiveness of various types of medical intervention and may provide information about adverse effects, such as drug reactions.
So are there any low crab/Ketogenic diet RCTs to prove their benefits(weight loss, health markers enhancements: blood sugar , HbA1c, blood pressure , lipid profile…)?
The short answer is YES, more than 25 RCTs were done. Use the below as self reference and to answer anyone who doubts the benefits of low crab/Ketogenic diets or claim that they are unhealthy:
- http://smashthefat.com/science/ Sam Feltham compiled a summary as an excel file listing 25 RCTs about low carb diet VS low fat diet, the winner is? See by yourself 🙂
- https://authoritynutrition.com/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/ Kris Gunnars, the founder and CEO of authoritynutrition.com also compiled a list of 23 of these RCTs in a very simple, organized and detailed way.
- http://healthdaddy.org/studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/ John Fitt, CEO and Founder of Healthdaddy.org compiled a list of 27 reviewed studies about low carb and low fat diets and their benefits for diabetes, weight loss, epilepsy and much more. The last update was 2016 , so basically it is the most updated list.