A 2014 meta-analysis of 12 studies found participants on a ketogenic diet experienced less hunger and a reduced desire to eat, even as they lost weight, which ordinarily causes an increase in appetite. Another meta-analysis of 13 studies published in 2013 found decreased body weight, triglycerides and diastolic blood pressure at 12-month follow-up, with increased HDL and LDL cholesterol. However, it should be taken into account that our study has some limitations.
Though we consider that men have hormones too, women’s hormone levels fluctuate significantly more during menstrual cycles. It also goes haywire in response to other stimuli, like diet, sleep, and even the lunar cycle.