I apologize for having written little here recently – or at Hold the Toast, for that matter. I’ve been submerged in trying to finish our book on Fat Fasting (details coming soon). Because of working on that book, I was poking around the PubMed database this evening, and I ran across an abstract I had to share. Apparently the full-text article is in Spanish, and while I speak enough Spanish that Mexican folks are kind enough to tell me how well I speak, I certainly don’t read it well enough to peruse medical studies. However, reading this abstract it’s tempting to run the whole thing through Babelfish, just so I can give it a try. Here is what the abstract has to say about ketogenic diets:
Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion
Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, España.
“It is also necessary to emphasize that as well as the weight loss, ketogenic diets are healthier because they promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile, lower blood pressure and diminish resistance to insulin with an improvement in blood levels of glucose and insulin. Such diets also have antineoplastic benefits, do not alter renal or liver functions, do not produce metabolic acidosis by Ketosis, have many neurological benefits in central nervous system, do not produce osteoporosis and could increase the performance in aerobic sports.”
That’s some list of benefits. If it could just get me a winning lottery ticket, my life would be complete.