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9th October 2018
Keto diet may not be safe

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Excerpts from Harvard Health Letter

Low-carb, high-protein diets often grab attention. The Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins all fall into this category. They are also called ketogenic or "keto" diets. But a true ketogenic diet unlike other low-carb diets (which focus on protein) centers on fat, which supplies as much as 90% of daily calories.

The keto diet is primarily used to help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures in children. For weight loss only short-term results are available. We don't know if it works in the long term, nor whether it's safe...read more

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Wellness is the combination of a healthy mind, body, and soul -and not each one of them in isolation. It is around this concept that the Indian wellness industry seems to be weaving itself today and will only continue to expand in the years to come. Be it wearable devices that help you keep track of your vitals, customized diet plans to help you manage or lose weight, or yoga and naturopathy-based solutions, there is no one-size-fits-all.

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