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Thread #169358   Message #4093269
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Feb-21 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
Subject: RE: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
Have another look at my post, Mrrzy. I haven't mentioned "keto" at all in any of my posts up to now, and I most decidedly did not point a finger at you personally when I made the remark about confirmation bias. OK?

Both Atkins and keto require one to make drastic changes in one's eating habits. There's evidence that a keto diet can help people with epilepsy, though the evidence isn't especially conclusive. This is not a medical forum and if we really do wish to discuss medical matters we should be able to put up both sides of the argument (many years ago, Chiff and Fipple adopted a policy strictly forbidding the propagation of anything that looked remotely like medical advice). If we get some people saying here that a particular drastic change in diet "works for me," then we should fully expect to also have it pointed out that the medical profession is by no means unanimous on whether these diets are good or even safe, and that evidence for their long-term efficacy is at best inconclusive and at worst pretty shaky. If that balance is not permitted here, then the forum is in disrepute. Anyway, good luck with your diet. Cottage pie and purple sprouting for tea tonight...