Nutritionists Hospital, Brigham women’s in Boston have found that the ketogenic diet, popular with celebrities and athletes, not only helps the body much increases the chances of development of serious diseases.
It is reported by Science Alert.
The studies of the microflora of the intestine and internal organs of several groups of people, scientists came to the conclusion that a ketogenic low-carb diet high in fat and moderate in protein not only causes the body to use fats as a primary energy source, but also “retrains” the digestive system, which in the future may lead to anorexia and malfunctions of the digestive system.
However, sudden weight loss is not the worst thing that can happen. The researchers also found that the ketogenic diet can cause critical fluctuations in the level of glucose in the blood, which can lead to the development of serious diseases associated with the pancreas, up to diabetes. Scientists say that the ketogenic diet is good, if you stick to it for a short period of time — from two weeks to a month, but the constant exposure to “low-carb” the stress, the organism may not survive.