This episode of the podcast breaks down a couple of interesting new keto studies published in the last couple of months. The first study relates to the ketogenic diet and heart health and the second study is on the ketogenic diet and hunger hormones.
Keto is often touted for its weight loss potential and ability to improve metabolic health. A lesser-discussed benefit of the diet is the impact it can have on our cardiovascular health. A recent study that reviewed the available research found that the keto diet can reduce cardiovascular risk factors like weight, glucose, and cholesterol levels. The interesting part of this study is that they found this to be the case both short term and long term. Listen to the podcast for more details on the study.
Keto is also often touted for its ability to reduce hunger and cravings. A new study published about a week ago looking at the ketogenic diet versus two different carbohydrate-based diets found that the keto diet DID NOT lead to improvements in ghrelin levels or the subject's perceived hunger levels. As I discuss in this episode, there is a little more than meets the eye with this study!