3 of the most speculative benefits of the keto diet

Can the keto diet really help people combat acne, cancer and "brain fog"?

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  • The keto diet is generally an effective method for weight loss.
  • Still, many of the diet's other supposed health benefits aren't as well supported by the research.
  • Claims that the keto diet can help with acne, cancer and mental clarity are speculative, but there's reason to suggest they're worth investigating.
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Intermittent fasting and keto diet: Can you do both at the same time?

Hint: Both lead to the same metabolic state.

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  • The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two weight-loss methods that have gained popularity in recent years.
  • Both can put the body in a state of ketosis, which leads to many of the same benefits.
  • However, scientists are still researching both intermittent fasting and the keto diet, and it's best to consult a doctor before making any drastic changes to your dietary habits – especially two changes at same time.
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Can the keto diet help treat depression? Here’s what the science says so far

A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.

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  • The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
  • Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
  • Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
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‘No one should be doing the ketogenic diet,’ says top U.S. cardiologist

Ketosis is known to work wonders in terms of short-term weight loss. But what about the diet’s effects over the long term?

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