Kris Gunnars BSc writes:
"10 Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets
5. Increased Levels of 'Good' HDL Cholesterol
Summary Low-carb diets tend to be high in fat, which leads to an impressive increase in blood levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
6. Reduced Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Summary The best way to lower blood sugar and insulin levels is to reduce carb consumption, which may treat and possibly even reverse type 2 diabetes.
7. May Lower Blood Pressure
Summary Cutting carbs leads to a significant reduction in blood pressure, which should reduce your risk of many common diseases.
8. Effective Against Metabolic Syndrome
Summary Healthy low-carb diets effectively reverse all five key symptoms of metabolic syndrome, a serious condition which increases your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
9. Improved 'Bad' LDL Cholesterol Levels
Summary When you eat a low-carb diet, the size of your “bad” LDL particles increases, which reduces their harmful effects. Cutting carbs may also reduce the number of total LDL particles in your bloodstream.
10. Therapeutic for Several Brain Disorders
Summary Very low-carb and ketogenic diets are now being studied for other brain conditions as well, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Low-carb and keto diets have proven beneficial in treating epilepsy in children and are being studied for their effects on other brain conditions.
The Bottom Line
Few things are as well established in nutrition science as the immense health benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets. Not only can these diets improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, but they also reduce your appetite, boost weight loss and lower your triglycerides. If you’re curious to boost your health, one of these diets could be worth considering."
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'Health Conditions That May Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet' see it here