Low-Carb Diets — Research Shows They May Be More Beneficial Than Other Dietary Patterns !

A very interesting read and many thanks indeed to the member of Diabetes.co.uk named badcat for finding this and bringing it to our attention.

A snippet from the article…

“The Duke study also showed potential of low-carb diets to optimize glycemic control.2 Although both diets in the study resulted in significant improvements, hemoglobin A1c decreased more in the low-carb group compared with the low-glycemic group (-1.5% vs. -0.5%), independent of weight loss. Within the study period, almost all subjects in the low-carb group (95.2%) reduced or eliminated their diabetes medications compared with only 62% in the low-glycemic group.

A well-controlled 12-week study including 29 Swedish patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease who were diagnosed with either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes showed that a low-carb diet based on meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and nuts was more effective than a Mediterranean-type diet for improving glycemia and waist circumference. The low-carb group ate an average of 134 g/day of carbs and reduced their blood sugar values by 26% compared with the Mediterranean group, who consumed an average of 231 g/day and saw their blood sugar values decrease by only 7%.3”

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3 Responses to Low-Carb Diets — Research Shows They May Be More Beneficial Than Other Dietary Patterns !

  1. Eddie says:

    Great work Paul, you have put up some great posts. I need to put in more effort here for sure. Thanks for your hard work.

  2. Paul says:

    Thanks Eddie and I really enjoy researching and spreading the good news,I’m currently looking into ways of getting the site higher up the Google index(Last time I looked we are on page 2 of search results) so we can get more site traffic so more people can read,learn and hopefully make a change that could add years to their lives.

  3. Jan says:

    Hi Paul

    This is a good post and yes, Aglaée Jacob, is like Franziska Spritzler, (and other more enlightened dietitians ) who speak out about the benefits a low carb (high fat) lifestyle can bring – not only for diabetics.

    As readers may be aware I am not a diabetic, but choose to eat/follow a low carb high fat lifestyle.

    All the best Jan

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