Huwag katakutan ang taba o fats – Karamihan sa ating mga Pinoy ang takot sa pagkain ng taba. Kaya nga natin naimbento ang salitang ‘putok batok’ sa tuwing makikita natin ang crispy pata, lechon, at chicharon. Pero, lingid sa kaalaman ng nakararami, mali pala ang ganitong paniniwala. Hindi man kapani-paniwala, pero, hindi ipinagbabawal ang mga ganitong pagkain sa ganitong diet.
Because some cancer cells are inefficient in processing ketone bodies for energy, the ketogenic diet has also been suggested as a treatment for cancer. A 2018 review looked at the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies of ketogenic diets in cancer therapy. The clinical studies in humans are typically very small, with some providing weak evidence for anti-tumour effect, particularly for glioblastoma, but in other cancers and studies, no anti-tumour effect was seen. Taken together, results from preclinical studies, albeit sometimes contradictory, tend to support an anti-tumor effect rather than a pro-tumor effect of the KD for most solid cancers.