Can a Device Detect Ketosis on Your Breath?

Playing A Device to Tell Keto Dieters When They’re in Ketosis?

Keto, or the ketogenic diet, is an extremely popular diet and a new device claims it can determine if your body is in ketosis (the metabolic process that occurs when the body begins to burn fat for energy because it does not have enough carbohydrates to burn) simply by smelling the user's breath. The Doctors weigh in!

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The panel questions the cost of the device, which is $100 dollars, and whether a device is needed to monitor this aspect of the ketogenic diet.

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, who is not a fan of diets that limit certain types of food, notes someone should be able to determine if they are in ketosis because their breath will smell like sweet acetone.

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says testing your urine with a dipstick would cheaper and just as effective.

 

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