On keto diet?

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THE often embraced ‘cheat day’ is common in many diets and the popular ketogenic diet is no exception. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus says that just one 75-gram dose of glucose — the equivalent a large bottle of soda or a plate of fries — while on high fat, low carbohydrate diet can lead to damaged blood vessels. “Little says the most likely culprit for the damage is the body’s own metabolic response to excess blood sugar, which causes blood vessel cells to shed and possibly die.

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