A ketogenic diet for beginners
– the evidence
It’s written by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, with the latest major update on November 27, 2018.1 Additional research and fact-checking by Paul Rutkovskis. It was medically reviewed by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on November 25, 2018.
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The guide is written for adults with health issues, including obesity, that could benefit from a ketogenic diet.
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The latest update includes several modest changes in the text, and the addition of a few more updated scientific references, based on the latest medical review. ↩
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