Nutritionists Hospital, Brigham women’s in Boston conducted a study that showed that the popular ketogenic diet is associated with the development of a number of dangerous violations in the body – although a reasonable approach, it can help to become slimmer. The arguments of the experts on this subject were published by Science Alert.
Ketogenic diet is especially in demand among celebrities and athletes. This type of food was developed and initially used in the treatment of epilepsy in children, but eventually gained fame as an effective way to achieve harmony. The ketogenic diet is characterized by high fat, moderate protein and low – carbohydrate.
In the study, researchers compared the indicators of the state of microflora of the intestine and internal organs of several groups of people. As a result, the experts came to the conclusion that a ketogenic low-carb diet prolonged period of use contributes to significant changes in the functioning of the digestive system.
Researchers say the ketogenic diet can be effective if you stick to her rules for only a certain period of time – from two weeks to a month. Otherwise, the organism may not survive.
“This diet causes the body to only use fats as a primary energy source. Digestive system “relearn” to exist in the new format, but in the long term it can lead to anorexia and malfunction of organs,” said the researchers.
According to a ketogenic diet can cause critical fluctuations in glucose levels in the blood may be linked to various adverse processes, whether disorders of the pancreas or the development of serious diseases, including diabetes and cancer.
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