“Ketogenic Diet for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome”
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a condition that occurs in small percentage of obese people that causes high carbon dioxide and low oxygen levels in the blood. OHS is associated with respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and death. The cause of OHS is unclear. Since not all obese people develop OHS, it is believed that hormone imbalances can contribute to the breathing problem. Some diets can change the body's hormones. For example, low-carbohydrate, high fat "ketogenic" diets (KD) may decrease insulin and glucose levels and increase sensitivity to other hormones. The investigators hypothesize that a KD will improve breathing in OHS patients, even in the absence of weight loss.
Dietary Supplement - Ketogenic Diet
Subjects will undergo ketogenic diet at a 2.5:1 (fat: carb + protein) ratio for a 2-week period.
Ketogenic Diet for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome