Keto Diet: Unscientific: Researchers Find... - My MSAA Community

My MSAA Community

8,047 members19,256 posts

Keto Diet: Unscientific

11 Replies

Researchers Find Evidence Keto Diet May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk. ... The study, which was conducted on mice, evaluated the keto diet. The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet plan that causes the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates — a process known as ketosis.


11 Replies
Kenu profile image

Interesting? Ken 🐾🐾

Okay, since you asked for it.

Jesmcd2 profile image

You can check this out for info Hidden

Can Intermittent Fasting Help with MS Symptoms?

Now stop!


in reply to Jesmcd2



gordee09 profile image
gordee09 in reply to

lois52....great feedback...100% agree to disagree ....I know many people who have changed to eating Keto (not all for diet purposes) and the results are all positive....

Frances_B profile image

"Researchers Find Evidence Keto Diet May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk" - this is just a typical click-bait headline, and at the bottom of the article was a whole bunch more of click-bait headlines on similar Keto "topics". The reality is that consuming junk food and lots of carbonated drinks have much stronger and proven links to causing T2D (and I sure don't need to use any brand names to clarify what I mean by junk food etc........)

Healthline is not a particularly scientific website - it's articles are often light on in substance because they are generally aimed at a mass audience of limited scientific literacy and thus use simplified language and terminology.

And I certainly wouldn't be forming any opinions or basing any decisions on a mouse study which ran for 3 days - that is hardly a sound evidence base. Over the years there have been far more extensive studies conducted with real people. The Healthline article Jesmcd2 posted a link to actually has an embedded link to an external source, and the article on that link contains a great many links to proper studies - mostly around ketogenic diets in relation to epilepsy, Alzheimer's', and Parkinson's. Just to save you all a couple of mouse clicks - use this link:

in reply to Frances_B

Kindly, do not risk your body to non-proven diets! 🤐

Edit: I'm with you, healthline website is substandard.

Frances_B profile image
Frances_B in reply to

I didn't say the Healthline site was substandard - I said it was aimed at a specific audience with limited science literacy. You know - that basic marketing terminology of a "target market".

Also, I note that you have now edited your original post above and added a link to a site which is even more "click-baity". Let's try and keep the standard at a decent level and have some quality rather than quantity in what gets posted. In part I'm referring to the embedded links on that site such as "The keto diet could make certain cancer treatments more effective in mice, a study found - and a human trial is moving forward" and "Silicon Valley's favorite diet can lead to kidney trouble - here's how to go keto without getting sick". They're not really the sort that inspire confidence in the quality of the so-called "journalism".

in reply to Frances_B


I edited it by giving a new link, only.

My stand on Keto Diet remains the same.

kdali profile image

Ditto 👍

You may also like...