After that, the liver starts releasing ketones, which puts the body into a state called ketosis. The body gets its energy from stored fat instead of glucose when it is in this state. A study in the journal Experimental and Clinical Cardiology found that sticking to the keto diet for a long time helped people lose weight and lower their BMI. Triglyceride, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels all went down, and good cholesterol levels went up.

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