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221: Do some people do well on ketosis because they have defective glucose metabolism?

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 221


Question: Do some people do well on ketosis because they have defective glucose metabolism?

I doubt that that's the majority of people that feel good in ketosis, but certainly people with GLUT1 defects need to be on a low-glycemic index diet at least, if not a keto diet in order to not have seizures, and that's the best example of what would fit with that. People who do poorly with glucose, maybe in more moderate ways are going to do better on fat.

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082: Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, February 7, 2021

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