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Connections: Understanding the keto diet

Sep 9, 2019

What do you know -- and perhaps misunderstand -- about the keto diet? It's a popular approach to weight loss, but some clinicians and registered dietitians say it could have unintended consequences.

We discuss what the keto diet is and how it affects the body. Our guests:

  • Jill Chodak, clinical dietitian with the Center for Community Health & Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Leslie Fisher, registered dietitian with Rochester Regional Health
  • Dr. Steve Cook, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital