The ketogenic diet, explained

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It's official.

The low carb diet craze is over.

Hello New Year.

Okay omniscient voice on TV, calm down.

It seems every couple of years or so, there's a new diet to try.

South Beach was popular during the early 2000s, then paleo took over towards the late 2000s.

But around April 2017 you can see in this Google Trend graph,

a new diet surpassing it.

Celebrities like Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian are going nuts for this diet.

Keto devotees claim that if you banish carbs and eat lots of fat, your body will start

to actually burn fat and you'll lose weight and even reduce your hunger in the process.

But what's lost in this keto chaos: there's no evidence that keto diets work better than

any other diets for most people hoping to slim down.

Although keto may be the latest in fad diets, it's had promising results elsewhere.

It was used since the 1920s to treat epilepsy.

Outcomes from this 2018 study showed its potential in treating subjects with type-2 diabetes.

As a diet for weight loss, it's been around for a while.

Keto's most recognizable form is from the '60s: the Atkins Nutritional Approach, pushed

by the late doctor Robert Atkins.

RIP homie.

The theory behind this diet, the insulin carbohydrate hypothesis, suggests that people start to

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