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23 Oct 2008

zero carb dieting
I would like to know what disease can zero carb dieting mimic and why.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Liz
Zero-carb dieting can cause a condition called ketosis where the breakdown products of fat accumulate in the blood. Diabetics with poorly controlled diabetes also develop ketosis and this can lead to coma and even cause death. In addition the very high protein intake used on the zero carb diets can cause kidney problems, constipation due to a lack of dietary fibre, bad breath (halitosis) and increased blood fat levels because high protein intakes are usually also associated with high intakes of animal fats and saturated fat and cholesterol. Cutting out all carbs may also lead to deficiencies in protective vitamins and minerals which are found in fruit and vegetables and unprocessed grains.
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