By Wendy Haaf
According to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, “the typical keto diet is a disease-promoting disaster” for most people, the lead author stated in a press release. Some of the dangers: a possibility of hastening kidney failure; an increase in LDL cholesterol for many patients; heavy consumption of foods linked with an increased risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s; and restricted intake of foods tied to lower risk for these same diseases.
As for weight loss, the high-fat, low-carb keto diet may help in the short term but is no more effective overall than any other diet.
Source: Frontiers in Nutrition