‘New study: Keto reduces, not raises, cardiovascular risk’

Sharing a post by Dr Bret Scher MD at Diet Doctor site


He writes:

“Does a ketogenic diet put people at higher risk of heart disease? Recent research suggests, in fact, the opposite is true.

Patients on a keto diet may significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, while losing weight and improving blood sugar, blood pressure, and other metabolic markers.

The latest study to show this is a new small pilot study published in Metabolites. The research team, including keto weight loss expert Dr. Tro Kalayjian, partnered with a local manufacturing plant. They signed up interested employees with obesity and higher risk of cardiovascular disease to follow a weight loss and metabolic health program with carbohydrate reduction for six months.

The patients were taught how to eat keto and wore continuous glucose monitors and used ketone meters. They were supported by medical visits, Doctor Tro’s app, and had access to a health coach (including keto coach Amy Eiges, whose 230-pound weight loss success story was previously shared).

Of the 10 patients who followed the program for six months, patients averaged a 44% reduction in their relative cardiovascular risk. Not only that, but the average weight loss was 38 pounds (17 kilos) and significant money was saved on prescription drug costs.”


You can read the full article and see a video from Dr Bret Scher here

Please note that articles within this blog are provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.


All the best Jan

Sharing a post by Dr Bret Scher MD at Diet Doctor site


He writes:

“Does a ketogenic diet put people at higher risk of heart disease? Recent research suggests, in fact, the opposite is true.

Patients on a keto diet may significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, while losing weight and improving blood sugar, blood pressure, and other metabolic markers.

The latest study to show this is a new small pilot study published in Metabolites. The research team, including keto weight loss expert Dr. Tro Kalayjian, partnered with a local manufacturing plant. They signed up interested employees with obesity and higher risk of cardiovascular disease to follow a weight loss and metabolic health program with carbohydrate reduction for six months.

The patients were taught how to eat keto and wore continuous glucose monitors and used ketone meters. They were supported by medical visits, Doctor Tro’s app, and had access to a health coach (including keto coach Amy Eiges, whose 230-pound weight loss success story was previously shared).

Of the 10 patients who followed the program for six months, patients averaged a 44% reduction in their relative cardiovascular risk. Not only that, but the average weight loss was 38 pounds (17 kilos) and significant money was saved on prescription drug costs.”


You can read the full article and see a video from Dr Bret Scher here

Please note that articles within this blog are provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.


All the best Jan