Keto Diets May Increase The Risk Of Diabetes
In the fast-forward world most of us want to get quick fixes to all our problems. In this pursuit of finding solutions, we often end up choosing something which may be good for that moment but can be harmful to the longer run. Most of us have followed a fad diet to lose weight, and we do not realize how bad they can be to our health. “Not everything that glitters can be gold”. These diets may be good for someone and can also have some hidden cons with it. Diabetes is one of the major health problems faced by the world which is a result of insulin resistance leading to higher blood sugar levels in the body. Insulin released in the blood is used to control blood sugar levels that include signaling the liver to stop producing sugar. When this system is impaired and the body is unable to utilize the sugar effectively, it leads to a condition known as insulin resistance. Although ketogenic diets are known to be healthy, some researches indicate that there may be an increased risk of insulin resistance with this type of diet that may lead to type 2 diabetes. They claim that in the case of ketogenic diets the process involved in controlling blood sugar levels does not work properly and there is insulin resistance in the liver. When the liver is unable to respond to normal levels of insulin to control blood sugar levels there may be an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The ketogenic diet reduces levels of insulin-like growth factor 1, which is important for childhood growth. The ketogenic diet has an adverse effect on bone health like many anticonvulsant drugs. Many factors such as acidosis and suppressed growth hormone may be involved. About 1 in 20 children on the ketogenic diet may develop kidney stones (when compared with one in several thousand). Many clinical trials and studies in animal models suggest that ketogenic diets provide neuroprotective and disease-modifying benefits for a number of adult neurodegenerative disorders and it may also help in weight loss but it could also impose adverse side effects as well if not followed under a professional’s guidance. So be wise and consult your Doctor or Nutritionist before following any kind of specialized diet regime. Happy Reading..!!
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