Possible Side Effects of a Ketogenic DietThis diet is not without side effects. Most side effects are minor, though, meaning that they can be treated without stopping the diet.
Possible side effects of the ketogenic diet include but are not limited to:
- A buildup of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to kidney stones
- Decrease in growth due to nutritional deficiencies
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Weight loss
- Bone thinning.
People who try this diet should seek the guidance of a dietitian to ensure that it does not lead to serious nutritional deficiency. It also is important to have close contact with healthcare providers, who can answer any questions or concerns about the diet or possible side effects.