Is the liver stressed by a ketogenic diet? | Eric Verdin

Is the liver stressed by a ketogenic diet? | Eric Verdin


[Rhonda]: The other question I would have
is, you know, there’s a lot of stress on the liver when you’re doing that sort of
diet, right? You’re relying on it for gluconeogenesis
to make glucose. You’re oxidizing fat. Has anyone looked at sort of long-term ketogenic
diets? [Dr. Verdin]: Yeah. We did. The liver seemed perfectly fine. Just imagine the liver is really…think about
it as sort of an energy redistributor. If it’s not dealing with fat during fasting
and transforming fat into ketone bodies, it is dealing with food coming in from the intestine
during feeding. So, it’s always busy in one way or the other. So, I don’t think that there’s anything
to be worried about it generating ketosis. I haven’t heard of any side effects linked
to, you know, liver function and so on.

3 thoughts on “Is the liver stressed by a ketogenic diet? | Eric Verdin

  1. Watch the full episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qOQGBVedAQ

    FoundMyFitness episode page:
    https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/69

    More clips from this guest:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrGxo-5Uw8gK3-DDvZcjpf1TN4xyO_isJ

  2. I like to watch long discussions on the keto topic and all that but it's nice to have a quick answer to a good question. Excellent format, thanks ronda

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