Objective: Aging is associated with elevated levels of glucose, insulin, and triglycerides. Our objective was to assess the effect of nutritional program designed to reduce the correlation of aging.
Design: This is a retrospective chart review of patient attending an outpatient metabolic management program including a high-fat, adequate-protien, low-carbohydrate diet, nutiitional supplementation and periodic individual visits. Outcomes measured at basline and follow-up included body weight, fasting serum glucose, insuline, leptin, lipids, and thyroid harmone.
Results: Thirty-one patients were identified with complete information. The mean age of patients was 57.6 +/- 2.4 consiting of 53% female and 47% male patients. The average duration between follow up visits was 91.5 +/- 8.5 days.
Conclusions: In the context of an outpatient medical clinic, a high-fat, adequate-protien, low-carbohydrate diet with nutritional supplementation led to improvements in serum factors related to the aging process. Further research regarding this dietary approach and its relationship to aging is in order.