Dr. Williams, a past president of the American College of Cardiology, believes short-term keto is fine. Speaking with Plant Based News (yes, there’s news based on plants), Dr. Williams said he likes the idea, “the basic concept: you change your dietary habits and you change something. “However, he said, “the science of it is wrong.”
“If all you wanted was short-term weight loss,” he said, “and short-term could be a year or two—if that’s all you’re looking for, great.”
“There was one (a study) in the Journal of the American Heart Association published a few years later that isolated the people who had a heart attack in the past, the cardiology population that we’re seeing, and they were doing a ketogenic diet,” Dr. Williams said. “It was a 53 percent increase in mortality. No one should be doing this.”
Dr. William gave this statement based on his 5 years old research which found that low-carb dieting is related to a rise in mortality, especially heart-related death.
The Lancet highlighted a study this year that reached similar conclusions—and it was done using info from patients going back to the 1980s.
In few cases where you need imidiate weight loss keto diet works amazing but in long term it proves for no good to your body. Some carbohydrate diets are necessary for your working body. Keto’s fat-burning power is all well and good when it comes to cutting flab in no time, but ultimately it’s anything but a good old-fashioned balanced diet.
Next time you get that free bread at a restaurant. Slap on a pat of keto-friendly butter and call it even.