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Should you try a ketogenic diet?

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Adopting a high-fat and very low-carb diet that switches your body’s primarily fuel supply from glucose to ketones could help you get bigger and leaner, say Dr Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery

Ketogenic diets rose to popularity in the 1920s and 1930s as a measure to control epileptic fits in children, after it was found that following a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb diet reduced the frequency of attacks.

Only recently has it been studied in healthy adults as a potentially valuable nutritional strategy for improving body composition. Research coming out this summer from the University of Tampa suggests that it is highly effective in increasing lean muscle and reducing body-fat levels, when combined with resistance training, in as little as eight weeks.


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