ketogenic diet for weight loss results
Safety: 2/5 StarsThe keto diet was rated poorly in the category
of safety, due to the high fat content. One panelist stated the diet could be dangerous for some while another cautioned those with heart disease, kidney disease, and severe diabetes against adoption of the diet. Counter: It’s interesting to note that a group of experts who rightfully admitted that a ketogenic diet can help with weight loss also ranked it low on safety. Further, a recent meta analysis examined 12 studies utilizing a ketogenic diet and saw no adverse effects.  Well, if sustained weight loss for two years following the study is an adverse effect, then I think it’s one that most people would be willing to risk it for. Lastly, it’s even been published and shown to be safe in children with intractable epilepsy. Moreover, the primary criticism (from the experts) regarding safety lies in the high-fat content. We must keep in mind that the ketogenic diet relies heavily on healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty
acids. Those fats have been shown, time and again, to improve cholesterol and decrease mortality risk from cardiovascular disease. The majority of fat sources
found in the ketogenic diet stem from salmon, other fatty fish, nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil, and avocado. Heart Healthy: 1.