Keto diets that are high in protein and fat have become trendy for weight loss and other purported benefits. But there’s a new indication of danger for diabetes risk. As with any extreme form of eating, individual responses vary and it’s recommended that you are monitored by a medical professional.

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich discovered the side-effects by feeding mice two different kinds of diet.

“Our findings indicate that there may be an increased risk of insulin resistance with this type of diet that may lead to Type 2 diabetes. “Our hypothesis is that when fatty acids are metabolised, their products might have important signalling roles to play in the brain.”‘Keto diets’ could increase diabetes risk