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Low Carb Study Proves Successful for Diabetics

Low-carb dieting has had strong opponents and proponents over the years. Proponents would tell you the following news is no news at all.

Swedish researchers say they have found that people with type 2 diabetes can control their condition and manage their weight in the long run on a low-carb diet.

The participants in the study limited their carbohydrate intake to 20 percent of total calories. This helps limit glucose spikes which make it necessary for patients to take insulin.

“Of the 16 patients, five have retained or reduced bodyweight since the 22 month point and all but one have lower weight at 44 months than at start,” the investigators report.

That’s some nice reaffirmation that sensible low-carb eating is not a fad diet, but something you can live with.

June 1st, 2008

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