Thursday, January 9, 2014

Low - Carb diets creating false breathlyzer results: News you can use!

We all know how dangerous it is to drink and drive, and how costly the charges can be to defend yourself if you are facing a DUI. (Need more info? Click here).

But did you know that your diet can cause an odd result on the breathalyzer? It's true!

From the Livin La Vida Low Carb blog:
It seems the breathalyzer tests used by law enforcement officials can register a false reading based on elevated ketone levels in your body. As you know, people who are on the low-carb lifestyle, especially in the most ketogenic stages eating around 20-40g carbs daily, induce heavy ketosis in their body to begin burning all that stored fat that’s inside of them. That’s what makes low-carb work so spectacular!

But a recent experiment by a scientist friend of mine showed those excess ketones that come from livin’ la vida low-carb can actually show up on the breathalyzer test in a negative way and create a false positive for the presence of alcohol.

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