Disadvantages Of The Ketogenic Diet

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Ketogenic Diet:
The ketogenic diet is generally known as very low carbohydrate diet. When we generally consume carbohydrate in our regular diet, the carbohydrate molecules break down to form glucose. Glucose is the easiest available source of energy, for this reason, our body utilizes glucose over any other sources of energy. Glucose undergoes various metabolic processes in the body to generate usable energy in the form of ATP in the body.
Restricted caloric diets are widely used to treat obesity. A primary concern related to such diet is the amount of fat-free mass that is lost together with Fat mass. Such action of low caloric diet may induce sarcopenic obesity. This type of obesity constitutes a double impact on the health of people because the reduction of muscle mass and strength is related to the cause of cardiometabolic disorders such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and other health outcomes. For this reason, it is important to find the weight loss strategy that promotes preferential loss of fat mass coupled with prevention of muscle mass and its functional status.
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The thing that happens in our system is that, due to inadequate carbohydrate consumption, the regular metabolic process wouldn’t be possible. There would be a large build up in Acetyl CoA in the body. In a normal metabolic process, the Acetyl CoA goes through TCA cycle as a step to produce usable energy(ATP) Whereas, in low carbohydrate diet, the large buildup of Acetyl CoA causes it to change into ketone bodies. This stage is known as ketosis. Furthermore, these ketone bodies would then be used as a source of energy because of lack of glucose. This is a natural process initiated by the body to help us survive when food intake is low. However, blood glucose level is still maintained by liver precisely from other sources such as amino acids and

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