This diet has been proven to be most effective over time

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions about nutrition and the COVID-19 vaccine.
1:51 | 01/19/21

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Doctor Jan Ashton here now with answers to your questions the first question I was very sick with West Nile Virus last year. Will that make me more susceptible to get coded nineteen virus is good news is now on by an some 411 on the West Nile Virus is also an RNA virus likes ours coat be too but this one is mosquito borne. Most cases in the US are asymptomatic so that's good news but a small percentage. You can be pretty sick you can have central nervous system involvement in some cases encephalitis. In those patients there is a risk of death but no there's no cross risk factor elevation between that and cope in nineteen big risk factors for coded as we know. Age and obesity. All right next question diet trends seem to come and go is there one diet that has been proven over time. To be the most effective at weak locks there sure is and if you look at the nutritional science and medical science literature low car. And in particular those super low carb high protein high fat Keogh Janet diet. Is very it's indeed most effective in terms of weight loss now you always have to balance. The risks of eating a high in two fat particularly saturated fat diet. Verses the risks of being overweight or obese most physicians will say. I will take the weight loss as the priority and the goal rather than what your eating to lose that weight but again you've heard me say it safe. Simple sustainable low sugar those are my four asses when it comes to an effective died. You do the Q without the fat Turkey with a not nearly two dozen counties who have data fed and it's like I you'd just be starting now. Look at protein known including you need high lean protein and healthy fat Coca. Mary you begin about it and no I'm not. Mr. closest detectives in honor is the very doctor Jay.

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