American Heart Assoc. & American Diabetes Assoc. Now Support Keto (Video)
Both the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association have now published scientific statements and articles declaring that keto ad low-carb diets are safe for most patients, can help reduce weight, improve A1c levels, reduce the need for insulin and other diabetes medications, and improve cholesterol levels.
The American Heart Association published a Scientific Statement in January 2022 that “Very low-carbohydrate versus moderate carbohydrate diets yield a greater decrease in A1c, more weight loss and use of fewer diabetes medications in individuals with diabetes” and that low-carbohydrate diets reduce triglyceride levels, suggesting improved heart health.
The American Diabetes Association publication Diabetes Spectrum published an article in May 2020 stating, “very low carbohydrate ketogenic diets can be attractive options for treating patients with diabetes and obesity…This dietary strategy appears to be safe and effective in most patients.”
What does this information mean? The AHA & ADA after years of suggesting keto was unhealthy, are now starting to reverse their positions.
Scores of studies show that keto is safe and effective for most people for losing weight, improving diabetes, and improving heart health and other metabolic conditions.
As Dr. Ken Barry, a physician and leading keto advocate recommends: print out these reports and present them to your physician if they object to you pursuing the keto lifestyle. @KenDBerryMD
Here are links to the AHA statement and ADA article:
Comprehensive Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
Low-Carbohydrate and Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets in Patients With Diabetes; Diabetes Spectrum Magazine (American Diabetes Association) https://diabetesjournals.org/spectrum/article/33/2/133/32999/Low-Carbohydrate-and-Very-Low-Carbohydrate-Diets
None of this should be considered medical advice and consult your physician before making any significant changes to diet and lifestyle.