A ketogenic diet was safe and effective for weight loss in children and adolescents, according to a small study in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Fifty-six children were placed on either a ketogenic diet or a calorie-restricted diet. The investigators judged the low-carb ketogenic diet more effective.
I don’t treat children, so I don’t normally monitor the pediatric scientific literature. Thanks to Diet Doctor Andreas Eenfeldt for bringlng this to my attention. I’ve not read the full research report.
In 2010 I reported on research showing a low-carb, high-protein diet was safe and effective for severely obese adolescents.