If This Diet Isn’t Sustainable, Why Is It So Popular?

There's the issue of varying health claims for keto and other low carb diets.
“The ketogenic diet is designed to be a short-term diet, and there are a number of studies and trials demonstrating its effectiveness,” said chiropractor Josh Axe, a spokesperson for the Vitamin Shoppe, in statement.
“When done correctly, it can be a great tool used to treat and prevent several chronic conditions while also supporting overall health,” said Axe, who is the author of “The Keto Diet: Your 30-day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones and Reverse Disease.”
An Atkins spokesperson pointed to a two-year study by a health group selling ketosis diet interventionsand told CNN in a statement that “today's science” shows “people can improve health markers pertaining to weight loss, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome” when they control carbs.
Not exactly accurate, according to Gardner and Katz.”There's very little research, and to the best of my knowledge, all of it is linked to a company marketing the keto diet,” Katz said. Continue reading…
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