Low-Carb (Ketogenic) Diet, Safe!

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Just stumbled upon this study from 2006, showing that a low-carbohydrate diet is safe for long-term use in obese test subjects with high total cholesterol. Furthermore, in these same subjects, the body weight and body mass index, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose all decreased significantly.

What gets me is that mainstream media never serves up this information to the general population. Instead, we’re told that it’s just downright insane to remove an entire “food group” from our diet. But what’s insane is that we’re told to keep eating a food group that has been shown to slowly kill us.

Given that the Paleo diet is not necessarily a low-carb diet and that it is (by default) lower in carbohydrates compared to the standard western diet, I’m personally happy to see evidence that eating less carbohydrates (even when dipping into ketosis) won’t hurt us, but in fact improves multiple markers of health.

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2 Responses to Low-Carb (Ketogenic) Diet, Safe!

  1. Ketosis is interesting in that it doesn’t seem to be completely understood by scientists one way or another.

    Anyway, good article man and you have an interesting blog here.

    Cheers,

    Rafi Bar-Lev

  2. Johnny from The Lean Saloon says:

    Thank you, Rafi. There is definitely much to understand about the body’s interaction with food. Science has come a long way, but there’s a lot more to learn. This is what makes the area of bioenergetic so incredibly interesting.

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