Goldberg and colleagues recently shared in this Journal 5 remarkable cases of extreme hypercholesterolemia associated with increasingly popular very low carbohydrate, high fat diets.
1The authors concluded by advising caution to those employing such diets, given the potential for individuals both with and without underlying genetic hyperlipidemia to develop momentous and potentially harmful increases in cholesterol. We add to that report by sharing 3 cases of our own.
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Ketogenic diets, not for everyone.
J Clin Lipidol. 2021; 15: 61-67https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2020.10.005
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- Ketogenic diets, not for everyone.J Clin Lipidol. 2021; 15: 61-67https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2020.10.005
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Published online: May 07, 2021
Accepted: April 15, 2021
Received: April 13, 2021
Disclosures and funding sources: Ms. Schaffer and Dr. D’Alessio report no financial conflicts. Dr. Guyton has received research support and consulting fees from Regeneron, and consulting fees from Amarin.
© 2021 National Lipid Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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