Keto alcohol
– the evidence

 
This guide is based on scientific evidence, following our policy for evidence-based guides.

It’s written by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, with the latest major update on January 24, 2019.1 Additional research and fact-checking by Paul Rutkovskis. Medical review by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on January 24, 2019.

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Disclaimer: While the ketogenic diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. The main potential danger regards medications, e.g. for diabetes, where doses may need to be adapted. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor. Full disclaimer

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  1. The latest update includes several modest changes in the text, and the addition of a few more updated scientific references. It also contains some modest changes in the carb numbers for several drinks, as well as for sparkling wine (from 1 to 2 grams), based on more careful research.

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