Ketogenic LC diet has NO advantage over Non-Ketogenic LC diet-

Ketogenic Diet Commentary & Studies

Ketogenic diet associated with metabolic syndrome-

Ketogenic diet studies-


Some studies finding ketogenic diet effected cardiovascular parameters:


Ketogenic diets can reduce T3 (cortisol also reduces T3)-

Good quality carbs associated with better metabolic profile than cutting out carbs on ketogenic diet-

Ketogenic diets increase C-reactive protein-

Ketogenic diets do NOT improve sport performance-

Ketogenic diet can produce brain fog-

In some, ketogenic diets can make one slower & sluggish during training-

One study found ketogenic diet reduced muscle mass-

Nail in the coffin on ketogenic diets-

Low-carb animal diet associated with higher all-cause mortality, but Low-carb vegan diet associated with lower all-cause mortality-

Eco-Atkins diet is better than high carb and ketogenic diet-


Atkin’s diet research-


Some research shows Ketogenic diet can increase oxidative stress-


Ketogenic diet associated with allergic rhinitis-]

Prepregnancy ketogenic diet increased risk of gestational diabetes in this study-

Onset of ulcerative colitis after following ketogenic diet, but ulcerative colitis reversed when treated with plant-based diet-


23 Replies to “Ketogenic Diet: More Fat-Filled Lies”

  1. My problem with all you research it that it's not keto. It's just Low Carb. Almost all of it is low carb high protein. Your method is flawed. Ketogentic diets are High Fat low Net Carbs. Second, most of the so called studies are not trial studies. They make assumptions that the research they did is valid. Almost every study you linked, links to another study that say may or could but are not trail analysis. That is not real research or evidence that assumptions.

    Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial.
    Both diets achieved substantial weight loss and reduced HbA1c and fasting glucose. The LC diet, which was high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, achieved greater improvements in the lipid profile, blood glucose stability, and reductions in diabetes medication requirements, suggesting an effective strategy for the optimization of T2D management.

    Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors;jsessionid=7396D07C42DB2B84642D35158B132AF9.d04t04
    LCD was shown to have favourable effects on body weight and major cardiovascular risk factors; however the effects on long-term health are unknown.

    Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base
    Low carbohydrate diets should be the first point of attack in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study suggests the need for a reappraisal of dietary guidelines due to the inability of current recommendations to control the epidemic of diabetes. The authors point to the specific failure of the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk or general health, and to the persistent reports of serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetes medications.

    Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977
    and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Dietary recommendations were introduced for 220 million US and 56 million UK citizens by 1983, in the absence of supporting evidence from RCTs.

    Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.

    Relationship of Insulin Resistance and Related Metabolic Variables to Coronary Artery Disease: A Mathematical Analysis
    Insulin resistance is likely the most important single cause of CAD. A better understanding of its pathogenesis and how it might be prevented or cured could have a profound effect on CAD.

    Low carbohydrate diet in type 1 diabetes, long-term improvement and adherence: A clinical audit.
    Attending an educational course on dietary carbohydrate reduction and corresponding insulin reduction in type 1 diabetes gave lasting improvement. About half of the individuals adhered to the program after 4 years. The method may be useful in informed and motivated persons with type 1 diabetes. The number needed to treat to have lasting effect in 1 was 2.

    Type 2 diabetes as an inflammatory disease.
    Components of the immune system are altered in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D), with the most apparent changes occurring in adipose tissue, the liver, pancreatic islets, the vasculature and circulating leukocytes. These immunological changes include altered levels of specific cytokines and chemokines, changes in the number and activation state of various leukocyte populations and increased apoptosis and tissue fibrosis. Together, these changes suggest that inflammation participates in the pathogenesis of T2D. Preliminary results from clinical trials with salicylates and interleukin-1 antagonists support this notion and have opened the door for immunomodulatory strategies for the treatment of T2D that simultaneously lower blood glucose levels and potentially reduce the severity and prevalence of the associated complications of this disease.

    Type 2 Diabetes: Inflammation, Not Obesity, Cause Of Insulin Resistance
    Researchers have discovered that inflammation provoked by immune cells called macrophages leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Their discovery may pave the way to novel drug development to fight the epidemic of type 2 diabetes associated with obesity, the most prevalent metabolic disease worldwide.

    Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet
    there is evidence from uncontrolled clinical trials and studies in animal models that the ketogenic diet can provide symptomatic and disease-modifying activity in a broad range of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and may also be protective in traumatic brain injury and stroke.

    Complex carbs cause more inflammation over simple dietary sugars.
    Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity
    Elevating dietary fat in a Western diet can cause obesity. However, the effects of low-carbohydrate diets and the failure of low-fat diets to match their ad libitum weight loss and metabolic effects indicate that carbohydrates somehow play a central role as initiators of leptin resistance in humans.

  2. Plants and grains rot your teeth.
    Plants and grains are part of civilization enslavement.
    Plants and grains have anti-nutrients.
    Plants and grains turn people into sugar junkies.

  3. Scott Jurek who has won a ton of ultras and also Michael Arnstein are both vegan high carb. Michael is fruitarian and owner of the Woodstock Fruit Festival. His Youtube channel is The Fruitarian.

    I know many ultra runners and Ironman winners. Dr. Ruth Heidrich had breast cancer as a marathoner at age 44 and went high carb after her surgery and still in her 80's and no cancer and still running.

    Fauja Singh is in his 104th year and was still running marathons. Vegetarian.

    Over and over and over again–carbs, carbs, carbs!

  4. Hi Ivan, I have a couple of comments on the paper you talked about in this video…

    15:15 – you mention the one participant that had heart arrhythmia and had to be dropped. When carbs are restricted enough, the body tends to lose electrolytes faster and so higher levels need to be in the diet. Looking at the nutrient composition of the diets, the KLC diet only had 190 mg Mg and sodium wasn't even listed! If we were doing a Vegan diet study and omitted B vitamins in the diet, do you think it would be a fair assessment?

    15:55 – feelings of vigor… Nutritional ketosis can be induced within a day, but actually adapting to the diet can take months. If the KLC diet is not well formulated (ie – insufficient electrolytes) then yes, the participants could feel more sluggish.

    16:10 – LDL cholesterol… LDL-C on its own is not a good predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. Much better indicators include total:HDL, triglycerides, obesity, smoking status, etc… When there is active fat burning, the fats are mobilized in the blood and that could make the blood lipids look worse. I've actually experienced this myself where my LDL was super elevated (~276mg/dl) when I was losing weight, stressed, and possibly fighting an infection. More recently, it dropped back down to ~100mg/dl and my other lipid values and ratios are all optimal. Btw – I am on a strict keto diet and I do eat lots of vegetables everyday and avoid processed foods.

    The most obvious thing I want to point out is that this was a very small study with only 9 people in the keto and 10 people in the non-keto low carb diets. I think that the keto group could have had a lower carb intake (<20g/day) because their B-hydroxybutyrate levels (table 3) were not even 0.8 mmol during this study – this was very mild ketosis. When I did my first blood test on this diet, I had a 1.8 mmol B-hydroxybutyrate level.

  5. being shredded does not mean you are healthy..even a top heart surgeon says we need more fats/animal/coconut oil etc..

    .. no seed oils as they are bad for you anyway let people decide what the want to eat ,if you think plant base is good go for it..but I will eat what I want which is a keto based diet as doing me well…blood test prove I am healthier since cutting carbs.Also I have more energy since going high fat/low carbs……

  6. I've only seen one person shredded so far on the Ketogenic diet and that's stephanie keto person but she works out like 3 hours a day or something doing minimal cardio. Look her up on YT. Yes most ppl I've seen on the diet are pretty skinny fat or flabby looking but it could be that they don't workout like crazy which is the only best way to get shredded. But they're no different from plant based diets that eat very little to no protein.

  7. So glad to be back here on your channel Ivan, I created another Youtube account and forgot to resub over a year ago! The original king of SYRAN WRAP SHREDDED.

    Ivan you should look into Stephanie Persons and Primal Edge Health here on Youtube. They both have over 75k followers combined and are 2 of the biggest Keto people out there. They both appear to be in great shape.

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