Health & Wellness

Keto Diet Can Cause Harm

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

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