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Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is a very strict diet intended to induce the burning of fat in the body.

Side Effects & Risks

Ketogenic diets in their strictest form (high in fat and without fruits, vegetables or carbohydrates) are not nutritionally complete and require taking daily vitamin supplements.

If not followed strictly, it is highly possible to gain weight on a ketogenic diet because of the high fat content. Many doctors warn of kidney problems if a ketogenic diet is followed for too long. Other side effects include gassiness and fatigue.

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