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Doctor insights on: Long Term Health Risk Of Low Carb Diets

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Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

It's hard to prove: I think if you are high risk for heart attack or stroke it makes sense to take aspirin, but some studies have shown no benefit so the jury is still out. And, it can cause bleeding and must be stopped 1 week prior to surgery; so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Probably okay: I don't know of any contraindications to high protein, low carb diet in nf type 1 or 2. However, still trust the advice of your neurologist, and of course be sure you don't have any other health conditions that could contraindicate this diet (liver disease, e.g.). Enjoy your healthy lifestyle, and good luck! ...Read more

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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

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Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Does low carb diet have a bad effect on kidney in long term?

Diet and kidney: Unless you have stage 3, or higher, of chronic kidney disease, you should have no problem with protein ingestion. At your age, i would presume that you do have normal kidney function, so protein intake should not be an issue for you. ...Read more

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Examples of low carb diet please?

Meat and fiber: A low carb diet basically focuses on meat (hopefully lean protein like chicken or pork) with high fiber, low starch vegetables like leafy greens. Avoid grains and avoid root vegetables, as these are high in starch. Of course, avoid sugary snacks, as well. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the long term health risks associated with low estrogen levels and amenorrhea ?

What are the long term health risks associated with low estrogen levels and amenorrhea ?

Low estrogen: Beyond the psycho-social aspects of low estrogen, there is medical evidence that estrogen provides protection against cardiovascular disease in women, the occurrence of which leads to heart attacks and the leading cause of death in women. The psycho-social effects of low estrogen are depression and temperament variations. ...Read more

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What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

Muscle loss: If u r not getting enough protein after exercise ur body will metabolize muscle 2 4 calories it needs. U need 2 talk 2 a nutritionist 2 b sure ur protein intake is adequate ( sp). ...Read more

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How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Are there any health risks of a zero carbohydrate diet?

Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more

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Long term effects of low testosterone levels for a 19 year old?

Long term effects of low testosterone levels for a 19 year old?

Higher mortality: In short term, low t has been associated w/low bone mass & fracture, frailty & sarcopenia (loss of muscle), obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction & more. Years later if untreated, worry about higher all-cause (gold standard of all studies), cardiovascular & cancer mortality (death rate) as shown in 7 different populations across the globe. ...Read more

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Any benefits to a high protein / no carb diet? Any risks?

Any benefits to a high protein / no carb diet? Any risks?

see details: The only risk is if you have significant impairment of kidney function. The benefits are less calories and better nutrition. Everyone, however, needs at least a little carbohydrate in their diets. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a combination low carb & low fat diet?

Does anyone know of a combination low carb & low fat diet?

Yes- Starvation!!!: What are you trying to achieve ? A low fat and low carb diet is certainly possible. One must first calculate your goals of such a diet. Weight loss? Athletic performance? Why are you dieting this way?. Speak to your physician. Only he/she can appropriately suggest an appropriate diet for you. Bariatricians are particularly suited to addressing these questions. Try www.Asbp.Org for a doctor. ...Read more

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Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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Can eating a diet high in fat increase my risk for diabetes?

Can eating a diet high in fat increase my risk for diabetes?

Maybe: Depends on your genetics, what you consider to be a high fat diet, and your activity level. A high fat diet can cause obesity which carries an increased risk of type ii diabetes. There are, however, obese people who do not develop diabetes. Furthermore, the kinds of fats you eat may play a role. If most of your fats are from avocado, nuts, legumes, healthy oils, fish, you may be ok. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more