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Running Head: KETOGENIC DIET
Ketogenic diet poses various health risks and has contributed to the rise in debates which
have managed to portray the treatment as quite damaging to the body than most weight loss
plans that individuals will partake. It is known to be the best and quickest weight loss plan and
still the worst plan, which has side effects on the body of a human being (Ting et al., 2018).
This paper will cover an explanation of my view on a ketogenic diet with support points
scientifically proofed. There is an explanation in two paragraphs and counterclaims to my
opinion on the ketogenic diet in one section. In the end, there will be a response to the
counterclaim made against my argument on the ketogenic diet and lastly a conclusion of the
The ketogenic diet has an effect of increasing the chances of one suffering from heart
disease and diabetes. High consumption of fats into the body can lead to obesity and other
chronic artery diseases (Tony et al., 2017). Obesity leads to one experience some heart
problems like breathing. The ketogenic diet works with minimizing the intake of carbohydrates
into the body, which may contribute to increasing the chances of suffering from type two
diabetes. Type two diabetes is characterized by less production of insulin by the pancreas,
reducing the amount of sugar entering the body cells. A lot of glucose concentrates in the blood
(Asrih & Jornayvaz, 2014).
The ketogenic diet involves breaking the fats for energy in the body. Use of fats reduces
muscle mass, reducing the level of metabolism. Fats usually release less energy when broken
down compared to carbohydrates. Less energy reduces the athletic performance of an athlete.
The fact that there are fewer carbohydrates broken down under ketogenic diet leaves one
deficient of vitamins and minerals. The level of minerals and vitamins obtained from
carbohydrates is much higher than the one from breaking of fats. Therefore, the ketogenic diet
has an effect of reducing the weight in the short run, but in the long term, lead to a massive
gain in mass and obesity (Manore, 2015).
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