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Can the Keto Diet Mess With Your Cholesterol? Here's What Heart Doctors Had to Say

PopSugar Logo By Dominique Michelle Astorino of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 6: One of the most controversial topics in dieting and healthy living continues to be the ketogenic diet. The high-fat, low-carb diet has been a major success tool for weight loss, metabolic changes, and healing patients with diseases like epilepsy. But with all that fat intake, what happens to your cholesterol, and could it be damaging to your heart? Because there's not a ton of clinical evidence just yet (though there is some!), it's difficult to know what ramifications a high-fat diet could have on your cardiovascular system. POPSUGAR spoke with cardiologists, heart surgeons, and a clinical nutritionist to find out what experts know at this point and how to navigate a low-carb, high-fat diet without the deadly risk of heart disease.

Can the Keto Diet Mess With Your Cholesterol? Here's What Heart Doctors Had to Say

One of the most controversial topics in dieting and healthy living continues to be the ketogenic diet. The high-fat, low-carb diet has been a major success tool for weight loss, metabolic changes, and healing patients with diseases like epilepsy. But with all that fat intake, what happens to your cholesterol, and could it be damaging to your heart?

Because there's not a ton of clinical evidence just yet (though there is some!), it's difficult to know what ramifications a high-fat diet could have on your cardiovascular system. POPSUGAR spoke with cardiologists, heart surgeons, and a clinical nutritionist to find out what experts know at this point and how to navigate a low-carb, high-fat diet without the deadly risk of heart disease.

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