Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone

Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Low-Carb Studies & Research / Media Watch > LC Research/Media
User Name
FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   ^
Old Tue, Sep-01-20, 01:35
Demi's Avatar
Demi Demi is offline
Posts: 23,492
Plan: Low Carb
Stats: 217/203/160 Female 5'10"
Progress: 25%
Location: UK
Default Researchers share praise - and concerns - about Keto diet and IF

Researchers share praise—and concerns—about how the keto diet and intermittent fasting affect cardiovascular health


The ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting have both gained considerable popularity in recent years—but how do they compare to more well-established diets when it comes to cardiovascular health? The team behind a new analysis in the American Journal of Medicine hoped to find out.

The authors behind the analysis noted that keto, a low-carb diet that sends the body into ketosis, and intermittent fasting both show potential for the treatment of diabetes. Further research is still needed, however, so that the effects of each diet can be reviewed in more detail.

The researchers did report some red flags related to each dietary approach. With keto, the team’s primary concern is the type of fat—and the amount of it—consumed by individuals who follow the diet. There has also been some research that suggests keto can lead to a stiffening of the arteries.

When it comes to intermittent fasting, on the other hand, the biggest fear is that individuals might overeat once done with their fasting. Another concern is that the frequent fasting could have a negative effect on organ function.

“With diets like keto and intermittent fasting, social and popular media has been flooded with claims, promises and warnings that are at best unverified and at worst harmful to your health,” co-author Andrew Freeman, MD, director of cardiovascular prevention and wellness for National Jewish Health, said in a statement. “Diets recommended by health experts, such as plant-based and Mediterranean diets, have been extensively studied for safety and efficacy, and demonstrated conclusively to improve cardiovascular health.”

Freeman added that it is “particularly important” for diabetes to speak with a physician before beginning intermittent fasting.

Until larger studies have been carried out on the long-term impact of these dietary approaches, Freeman and colleagues note that neither diet is recommended as a tool for preventing cardiovascular disease.

The full review from Freeman et al. can be read here.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2   ^
Old Tue, Sep-01-20, 04:12
WereBear's Avatar
WereBear WereBear is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 13,290
Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
Stats: 220/123/150 Female 67
Progress: 139%
Location: USA

I gave up counting the lies in this thing.
Reply With Quote
  #3   ^
Old Tue, Sep-01-20, 09:02
deirdra's Avatar
deirdra deirdra is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 4,153
Stats: 197/136/150 Female 66 inches
Progress: 130%
Location: Alberta

Conflict of Interest listed on the paper: One of the authors, Pam Taub: Consultant to Sanofi/Regeneron, Novo-Nordisk, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Janssen, Amgen, Amarin, Pfizer, Esperion Therapeutics. Shareholder of Epirium Bio; all other authors report no conflicts of interest.

Last edited by deirdra : Tue, Sep-01-20 at 11:34.
Reply With Quote
  #4   ^
Old Tue, Sep-01-20, 10:46
Ms Arielle's Avatar
Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 15,379
Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/232/200 Female 5'8"
Progress: 42%
Location: Massachusetts

More delay tactics.

Just garbage.

Fat causes hardening of the arteries? THAT IS OLD NEWS AND WRONG.

WHEN will these people evolve out of the Dark Ages?
Reply With Quote
  #5   ^
Old Wed, Sep-02-20, 09:04
GRB5111's Avatar
GRB5111 GRB5111 is online now
Posts: 3,649
Plan: Very LC, Higher Protein
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
Progress: 98%
Location: Herndon, VA

More purposeful distortions in order to confuse the issues and bank on the fact that fear of something new will slow adoption. After all, there's money to be made by further obfuscating the facts. Had to laugh about the comment claiming extensive studies on plant-based and Mediterranean diets. No significant RCTs that I'm aware of, only epidemiological studies not providing any clear conclusions.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 23:42.

Copyright © 2000-2021 Active Low-Carber Forums @
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.