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Not just kidney failure, keto diet could harm your other organs too

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The society has set unrealistic expectations about a body, which increases fourfold if you are a celebrtiy under the limelight, or wanting more limelight. In order to achieve that perfect body, many people take up diets which they think they know all about.

One such popular diet is the ketoginc diet, which many have benefitted from. However, on mistake could cost a life, which was the case with actress Mishti Mukherjee. She recently passed away after suffering kidney failure, which is only one of the many side-effects of the diet.

Other side effects:

1) Problems with digestion:

The ketogenic diet could also harm the intestines. It is likely to cause digestive discomfort and constipation since the diet does not consist many foods with fibre.

2) Heart problems:

Being a high-fat diet, keto diet might help raise cholestrol, thus putting individuals at risk of a heart disease.

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How risky is a keto diet? Experts answer

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While dieting is a common practice these days, death due to a certain kind of diet was previously unheard of. Until it was learnt that actor Misti Mukherjee’s demise was because of kidney failure caused by the ‘keto diet’ — which has gained a lot of popularity in the recent past.

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A statement made by her family claims the actor — who is survived by her parents and brother — “was in a lot of pain”.

Mukherjee’s passing raises a series of questions on the health risks of dieting. As such, it becomes important to understand the reasons that may have led to her health deterioration and subsequent death.

What is the keto diet? 

It entails the consumption of high amounts

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Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

A recent study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, New York University Langone Health and Washington University School of Medicine, claims that the ketogenic diet (high fat, low carbohydrate diet) is capable of mitigating clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in elderly people by improving immune-metabolic functions and reducing inflammation. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, several studies have identified age as the strongest risk factor associated with a high mortality rate in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In the United States, about 80% of COVID-19 related deaths occurred in people who were more than 65 years old.

In general, the activity of the immune system is compromised in older adults because of age-related impairment in B cell and T cell activation together with inflammasome-induced low-grade systemic inflammation. However, studies investigating COVID-19

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7 Warning Signs You Should Stop the Keto Diet

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the keto diet. This high-fat, low-carb eating plan has gained a major following in the last few years for helping people drop weight fast. In a 2020 survey, 8% of people said they had tried keto in the last year.

Success on a ketogenic diet all comes down to adjusting your metabolism by consuming specific amounts of macronutrients. Getting your calories from 75% fat, 20% protein, and just 5% carbohydrate forces the body to enter a metabolic state called ketosis, in which fat is burned for fuel. It sounds like a weight-loss dream, but this macronutrient-bending eating plan isn’t for everyone. In fact, drastically changing up your macros can result in some pretty unpleasant side effects. Plus, many health professionals have cautioned that keto isn’t a healthy long-term solution for keeping weight off.

How do you

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The keto weight loss diet could help boost sperm count and quality, according to 2 case reports

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  • Two new case reports suggest a keto weight loss diet could benefit sperm count and quality in obese men. 
  • Two patients who lost 20 to 60 pounds on the diet saw dramatic improvements in their sperm samples.
  • This is backed by evidence that keto can boost sexual health, but other healthy eating plans like a Mediterranean or DASH diet are also linked to improvements. 
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There’s new evidence that the high-fat, low carb keto diet might have benefits for reproductive health.

In new case reports, two men with obesity who lost weight on a very low calorie keto diet saw significant improvements in both sperm count and quality, according to research from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, presented at the 2020 European and International Obesity Congress, 

In the first case, the patient lost nearly 60 pounds

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‘The Keto Diet, A Fasting Diet, And OMAD Helped Me Lose 70 Lbs.’

My name is Zondria Arquisola (@z_theketorealtor), and I am 30 years old. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I am a real estate professional in southern California. After dealing with pregnancy weight gain and from medication, I was ready to feel confident and healthy again and started keto and 16:8 intermittent fasting. Now? I feel better than ever.

When I became pregnant with my first child, I gained over 50 pounds. Being a first-time mom was a wonderful experience, but also very stressful. I went back to work six weeks after giving birth and developed postpartum depression. My doctor prescribed medication that helped to alleviate my mental symptoms, but it also caused me to gain another 20 pounds on top of the baby weight I never lost.

After giving birth to my second child a few years later, it became harder and harder for me to lose

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‘The Keto Diet Helped Me Overcome Fast Food Addiction’

My name is Julia Terranova (@juliagetslean), and I am 25 years old. I live in Newberg, Oregon, and I am a receptionist. After reaching a point of eating too much fast food and getting diagnosed with multiple health ailments, I committed to keto and calorie tracking and took back my health.

Before discovering the keto diet, I struggled with binge eating, especially when it came to fast food. My days revolved around trips to the drive-thru and ordering large portions. I was stopping at McDonald’s and Taco Bell two times a day, at the minimum. I hid this habit from everyone, and the weight slowly packed on.

I blamed my weight gain on the fact that I had two babies 14 months apart. I would eat meals at home with my family, then find ways to have a reason to get fast food or coffee drinks at a local coffee

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What Is Lazy Keto? All About Lazy Keto Diet

The keto diet is one of the biggest diet crazes of the last decade. Celebrities have expressed their love for keto, and research shows the diet offers weight loss and other health benefits. However, some nutrition experts say a true keto diet may be too strict and unsustainable for many people, so being a little lax on the rules—also known as “lazy keto“—can still bring benefits.

As an FYI, the ketogenic diet has traditionally been a therapeutic diet used for decades to treat epilepsy, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The aim is to enable the body to go from burning glucose provided by carbs to burning ketones, produced by fat, for energy. The process, known as ketosis, can speed up metabolism, stave off hunger, increase muscle mass and improve blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.

To get there, keto meals should be 70% to 80% fat,

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What is the keto diet and how it helps your body burn fat

Compared to the low-fat craze in the ’90s, the ketogenic diet seems to go against all diet logic. Because instead of cutting out fat, you eat large amounts of it for every meal.

Research shows that this diet can be effective and help fight diseases related to obesity. That said, the keto diet is not for everyone. Here’s what you need to know.

The ketogenic diet has been around for almost 100 years

The ketogenic diet was first introduced in the 1920s as a way to treat epilepsy, a seizure disorder. Medical professionals used the diet for two decades until modern epilepsy drugs were developed and it fell out of favor by the 1950s. 

That was it for the ketogenic diet for over half a century. Then, about 15 years ago, the diet reemerged. This time as a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

But even people who are

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