The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, requires eating high-fat, low-carbohydrate foods such as bacon. Starving the body of carbohydrates makes it burn fat, but research suggests the body reacts by building up stores of fat again. Photo: Shutterstock

Keto diet only works for a week before problem that can cause obesity and diabetes appears, study on mice shows

  • Research from Yale University suggests benefits of eating a high-fat, low-carb diet may be time-limited
  • After a week on the diet, the body starts replenishing its stores of fat faster than they can be burned, the study indicates. A follow-up human study is needed
Topic |   Wellness
The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, requires eating high-fat, low-carbohydrate foods such as bacon. Starving the body of carbohydrates makes it burn fat, but research suggests the body reacts by building up stores of fat again. Photo: Shutterstock
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