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Diets and workout plans are nothing new in the New Year. One diet in particular, the Keto diet, is a bit unconventional when compared to its peers. Keto dieters eat foods high in fat and low in carbs, which, when done correctly, is said to put the body in ketosis, a fat-burning state. Although the Keto diet might sound like a dream to some, experts worry about the long-term health impacts on the body, saying the diet can result in nutrient deficiencies. Are you all-in on Keto?

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In the Keto diet, you eat high amounts of fat, moderate amounts of protein, and a low amount of carbs. As KetoCycle.com says: 

The key idea behind the use of the keto diet is that you will be more efficient using fat, which should mean moving more bodyfat. 
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For some, the Keto diet is highly effective. According to Healthline

One study found that people on a ketogenic diet lost 2.2 times more weight than those on a calorie-restricted low-fat diet. 

Harvard Health Publishing's Marcelo Campos adds: 

A ketogenic diet also has been shown to improve blood sugar control for patients with type 2 diabetes, at least in the short term. 
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But there is very little research on the long-term impact of the Keto diet on the body. Some experts are concerned about the diet's impact on cholesterol as well as nutrient deficiencies. Cutting back on carbs, for example, also means cutting back on certain fruits and vegetables. Per Health.com's Amanda MacMillan: 

That’s a concern, says Annette Frain, RD, program director with the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health, especially if someone is spending more than a few weeks on this type of diet. “Fruits and vegetables are good for us; they’re high in antioxidants and full of vitamins and minerals,” she says. “If you eliminate those, you aren’t getting those nutrients over time.”

The Keto diet seems to impact everyone differently, and although it can help accelerate weight loss in the beginning, nutritionists warn about weight-gain once the diet stops. Additionally, there are many possible long-term risks, which dieters should take into account before starting their journey: 

Health experts worry about how a long-term keto-style diet can affect the heart and arteries. A not-yet-published study, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual Scientific Session, found that people on low-carb diets are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib) compared to those who eat moderate amounts of carbohydrates. AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder and raises the risk of stroke and heart failure.
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