The Keto diet has been considered one of the most important diets for its numerous health benefits. But a new study has revealed that the keto diet may have something to be cautious about. Apart from its benefits, Keto-diet may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, the study suggests.
Keto-Diet Increases Bad Cholesterol
According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Iulia Iatan, a diet low in carbs and high in fat increases bad cholesterol. The study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session focused on the heart complications that may be associated with constantly consuming food that is high in fat. Around 45% of calories in the keto diet, come from fat, and only 25% from carbohydrates.
2x Higher Risk Of Heart Disease
The study went on for 11 years and 1,200 participants were observed including 305 people on a low-carb diet. The results were astonishing as researchers noticed that those on the keto diet were at two times higher risk of heart complications like strokes, heart attacks, and blockages.