The current research shows…
Some of the initial research has shown some positive effects for a couple different diseases. Studies show that the keto diet has been able to reduce the number of seizures for patients who suffer from epilepsy and can produce encouraging results for those suffering from glioblastoma. “Recent research also suggests that the keto diet may calm inflammation and increase antioxidant activity,” adds Denise.
That said, there has been limited research to fully understand the keto diet and how it may impact other types of diseases. But there are many studies underway. In fact, our very own HonorHealth Research Institute currently has a clinical trial evaluating the keto diet in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
No matter the diet you choose, there are many benefits to losing weight, maintaining a healthy weight and controlling your blood sugar, as it plays an important role in reducing your risk for certain diseases, such as cancer and type 2 diabetes.
“Lifestyle choices and the habits and decisions we make absolutely influence your cancer risk,” explains Terri. “It’s important to look at the foods you are eating, and make sure that you are including a generous amount of whole plant foods, healthy fats and lean proteins.”
Is Keto right for you?
As with any diet, it’s important to talk to your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to understand your options.
“It’s important to tailor your diet to your goals, needs and any medical issues you are experiencing for you to achieve the best results,” says Terri. “A nutritionist can help you avoid yo-yo dieting and ensure long-term success by working with you to determine what diet is right for you and make the necessary adjustments over time to maintain your weight loss.”
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