Keto (low-carb) diet causes heart fibrosis, blocks mitochondrial biogenesis

The bad news for the low-carb / keto community keep piling on. There are a number of posts on this blog about studies demonstrating insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity and even sarcopenia as a result of low-carb diets or their close mimetic known as intermittent fasting. Now, the study below provides the first direct evidence that … Read more

Keto diet can cause lethal kidney failure

The bad news for the low-carb diets just keep piling on. This case report is about a young and (presumably) healthy Indian actress, which quickly deteriorated and eventually died of kidney failure while subjecting herself to the keto diet. Before the hate mail starts pouring into my mailbox, please read the article as it explains … Read more

The keto diet works only for a week, then it causes obesity and diabetes

A great study that goes a long way towards dispelling the currently dominant dietary fad – the keto diet, as well as various other functionally equivalent diets such as Paleo, Warrior, intermittent fasting, etc. As the study unequivocally demonstrates, the reductions in blood sugar and weight while on a low-carb happens only during the first … Read more

Keto diet (low-carb) causes liver insulin resistance, raises diabetes risk

Finally some common sense is coming out of mainstream medicine. As the study below aptly shows, eating low carb diets results in fatty liver and liver-specific insulin resistance, both of which are key components of diabetes II. In fact, the study says that eating a high-fat high-carb diet is LESS detrimental than eating high-fat, low-carb … Read more