MR Fat Quantification and Elastography During a Very Low-calorie-ketogenic Diet (Pronokal Method®) vs a Low Calorie Diet

2020-03-31 04:03:57 | BioPortfolio


Prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized and controlled study of the effects of weight loss and reduced visceral fat on non-alcoholic fat infiltration into liver after a very low calorie ketogenic diet (VLCK diet) (Pronokal® Method) versus a hypocaloric diet, with a 6-month follow-up.


The investigators will include obese patients with BMI higher than 30 kg / m2 to follow a standardized multidisciplinary weight-loss program (PronoKal® Method), which consists of a very-low-calorie diet, into which natural foods are gradually reintroduced, accompanied by physical exercise and emotional support, versus hypocaloric diet.

The aim of this study are see the reduction of fatty liver, visceral fat and improvement of hepatic stiffness during the weight loss treatment.

Patients will be visited monthly and data will recorded on 4 occasions: pre-inclusion, initial visit, 2-months visit (end of ketosis) and 6-months visit.

Hepatic fatty infiltration and visceral fat will be scanned by MRI and hepatic stiffness will be assessed by MR Elastography at: baseline, 2 months and 6 months. Also will be recorded anthropometric data (weight, BMI, waist circumference) and complete blood tests.

Study Design


Liver Fat


PronoKal Method, Low calorie diet




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