Next, to Carbs myth, this got to be the biggest myth associated with the Ketogenic diet which is characterised as a low-carb high-fat diet.
NO, high-fat Ketogenic diet doesn’t clog your arteries nor give you heart disease.
The myth is based on the prevailing misconception that somehow saturated fat and cholesterol cause arteriosclerosis and heart disease. The fact is that two generations of researchers have tried to prove that eating saturated fat causes heart disease. There has NEVER been any scientific study published or unpublished which links cholesterol and saturated fat to heart disease.
In fact, this 2010 meta-analysis, published in American Society for Nutrition, distinctly destroys any connection between heart disease and saturated fat.
There are however tonnes of studies showing that a high carbohydrate diet and elevated blood sugar and insulin are highly associated with inflammatory heart disease.
Dr Jeff Volek gave an excellent overview of how a ketogenic diet affects total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides in this video and how research shows how a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates (AKA Ketogenic diet) causes positive changes in blood lipids.