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  • What happens in ketosis? 5 scientists reveal the risks and benefits

    Inverse - Some physicians, like Dr. Mark Mattson, professor and researcher in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, have reservations about the ketogenic diet. “I think the best thing is to eat a wide variety of food, especially fruits and vegetables,” Mattson says. “It’s hard to find vegetables that do not have carbohydrates.” Mattson also notes that the high saturated fat intake [on a ketogenic diet] could exacerbate cardiovascular disease.

  • Why you shouldn’t rely on home DNA tests for health information

    Next Avenue - [T]hese commercial, direct-to-consumer tests are not the same as those recommended by a physician or a genetic counselor, and should be viewed only as a starting point for a conversation with a professional, says Carolyn Applegate, a certified genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “These tests are fun, but shouldn’t be taken as a final answer, whether results are positive or negative,” she says.


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