It is believed that ketones are responsible for the low blood pressure and heart-healthy cholesterol found in people with diabetes and heart disease.
But a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that ketosis reduces blood pressure by up to 10 millimeters in men and up to 16 millimeters for women.
Ketosis may also help with the lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, the study found.
The ketogenic diet is also used to help treat some types of epilepsy.
The new study was led by Dr. Robert Bussman, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn State Ketogenic Diet Center.
Ketogenic diets have been touted as an effective way to lower blood pressure.
However, many experts believe the ketogenic diets used to lower cholesterol are not ideal for everyone.
Dr. Bussmann said it is important to know that many of the nutrients in the ketotic diet are good for you.
Ketones are naturally occurring fats in the body.
The body makes them from ketones when it uses the ketones produced from fat-soluble vitamins.
Ketone bodies help keep blood pressure under control, according to Dr. Thomas D. Dolan, an obesity researcher at Johns Hopkins University.
Ketogenesis is the process of using fat for energy.
It can be done in the laboratory by burning fat in the liver.
Ketogenetic diets are a way of eating without burning fat.
It involves replacing some of the carbohydrates in a diet with a ketone source.
The study found that subjects on ketogenic-based diets showed improvements in blood pressure levels, heart-rate variability, blood sugar levels, and body fatness.
Dr Dolan said he is interested in whether ketones improve other health conditions, including those that include metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Dr Buss, a co-author of the study, said he hopes that ketogenic dietary changes are effective in lowering blood pressure for everyone who wants to lose weight and maintain weight.
“I’m interested in the implications of all these changes for the health of people with metabolic syndrome, and the people with high blood pressure,” he said.
Ketogens, the name for ketones, have been used in the past to treat heart disease and diabetes for decades.
Researchers have been trying to find ways to improve the effectiveness of ketones.
Dr David Ludwig, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, is working on a ketogenic treatment called the ketotransferase inhibitor (KTI), which would help prevent heart disease by increasing the production of ketone bodies in the blood.
“KTI is one of the most effective ways of doing that,” he told ABC News.
Ketotransfers, also known as ketone esters, are produced when fat is burned, or stored in the muscles.
Ketos, the ketone-based compounds in the diet, are made by the body as well.
Dr Ludwig is trying to develop a ketotolerant diet that would not increase blood pressure or cause side effects, such as constipation.
The next step is to figure out if the ketosis treatment will work in people who have metabolic syndrome.
It’s important for people to be able to consume the ketogenetic diet, which includes high amounts of fat, to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, Dr Ludwig said.
He said the research is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, Columbia University, the University at Albany, and Emory University.
ABC News’ Jennifer De Pinto contributed to this report.