The impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on human health

Martyna Zielińska, Jadwiga Buczkowska-Radlińska



The low carbohydrate diet is the most controversial eating model of the last few years. It reverses the well known food pyramid based on carbohydrates. Instead, it recommends eating a lot of fats, including from animal sources. Recommended by many dieticians and doctors, but denied and underestimated by others, it has became quite a mystery. This way of eating has accompanied human kind from its beginnings. Unfortunately, along with the development of civilization and the introduction of 

processed, tasty, carbohydrate-stuffed foods, it lost its popularity. There are many reports that prove the positive effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on human health.

The goal of this paper was to gather all available data known about the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on human general and oral health and the condition of the teeth.


ketogenic diet; carbohydrate-restricted diet; paleolithic diet

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