How low carb is keto?
– the evidence
It’s written by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, with the latest major update on March 5, 2021. Additional research and fact-checking by Paul Rutkovskis. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. William Yancy, MD, on March 5, 2021 and by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on April 24, 2020.
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