The bottom line

The ketogenic diet has shown promise when used therapeutically to improve certain aspects of health in women including body weight and blood sugar control.

However, there are some caveats that come along with the keto diet, including the lack of studies investigating the diet’s long-term effect on overall health and its restrictive macronutrient composition.

Plus, this diet isn’t safe for certain female populations, including women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Although some women may find success when following a ketogenic dietary pattern, choosing a less restrictive, nutritious diet that can be followed for life is likely more beneficial for the majority of women.