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Low-Carb Diet Recommended for Diabetics

Monday, July 28, 2014

"The study, accepted for publication in Nutrition and available on the journal’s website, offers 12 points of evidence showing that low-carbohydrate diets should be the first line of attack for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and should be used in conjunction with insulin in those with Type 1 diabetes.

The study, conducted by a consortium of 26 physicians and nutrition researchers, suggests the need for a reappraisal of dietary guidelines due to the inability of current recommendations to control the epidemic of diabetes. The authors point to the specific failure of the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk or general health, and to the persistent reports of serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetes medications. By comparison, the authors refer to the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome without significant side effects."

The 12 points of evidence, backed up by clinical studies, are:

1) High blood sugar is the most salient feature of diabetes. Dietary carbohydrate restriction has the greatest effect on decreasing blood glucose levels.

2) During the epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, caloric increases have been due almost entirely to increased carbohydrates.

3) Benefits of dietary carbohydrate restriction do not require weight loss.

4) Although weight loss is not required for benefit, no dietary intervention is better than carbohydrate restriction for weight loss.

5) Adherence to low-carbohydrate diets in people with Type 2 diabetes is at least as good as adherence to any other dietary interventions and frequently issignificantly better.

6) Replacement of carbohydrates with proteins is generally beneficial.

7) Dietary total and saturated fats do not correlate with risk of cardiovascular disease.

8) Plasma-saturated fatty acids are controlled by dietary carbohydrates more than by dietary lipids.

9) The best predictor of microvascular and, to a lesser extent, macrovascular complications in patients with Type 2 diabetes is glycemic control (HbA1c).

10) Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the most effective method of reducing serum triglycerides and increasing high-density lipoprotein.

11) Patients with Type 2 diabetes on carbohydrate-restricted diets reduce and frequently eliminate medication. People with Type 1 usually require less insulin.

12) Intensive glucose-lowering by dietary carbohydrate restriction has no side effects comparable to the effects of intensive pharmacologic treatment.

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The study is here - www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-

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BLAZINGSWORD 7/30/2014 9:59PM

    I agree with all points, especially #12.

After ready, "Diabesity" by Francine Kaufman, M.D., former past president of The American Diabetes Association, it was noted that most diabetics blood is so loaded with sugar that it is as thick as maple syrup. Hence, there is little or almost no oxygen flowing through the blood to the extremities, hence the amputations.

So, yes, the lower amount of carbs, the better off everyone will be.

Good information that you shared. emoticon

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/29/2014 1:14AM

    Thanks! Great info! emoticon

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Cheetos, Funnel Cake and Domino's Approved for School Lunches

Saturday, July 19, 2014


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WOUBBIE 7/20/2014 9:29AM

    Yikes. I like how even at the convention you should "shop the perimeter!"

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DJ4HEALTH 7/20/2014 1:37AM

    So much for healthy foods at school

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KIPSTER52 7/19/2014 11:59AM

    No wonder that there is a child obesity problem

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Ivor Cummings - Amazing, Slightly Scientific Videos about Sugar, Obesity, Diabetes and Cholesterol

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SUGAR as a primary Root Cause of Metabolic Syndrome and the Obesity/Diabetes Epidemic



The Cholesterol Conundrum - and Root Cause Solution


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JIBBIE49 7/17/2014 8:38AM

    Sugar: the Bitter Truth is another film to watch on YouTube. It is by Robert Listaq M.D.

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Illustrated History Of Heart Disease 1825-2015

Monday, July 14, 2014

"1977 After conducting six additional hearings, McGovern's Senate Select Committee issues the final version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time, an agency of the U.S. federal government is telling the American people to eat less fat. Nick Mottern, a vegetarian, whose heroes included Ancel Keys and Jeremiah Stamler, was given the task of writing the first ever Dietary Goals for the United States."


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LJCANNON 7/15/2014 7:21PM

    emoticon Quite a picture, indeed!! It should serve as a Wake Up Call!!

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EXOTEC 7/14/2014 9:12PM

    Sad commentary, isn't it?
And we're still following that defective advice... and disallowing any other viewpoints to be heard!

And, as for the last bit... I'm not putting too much hope in the "restructuring" of our dietary guidelines. Have you read "Food Politics" or Mary Enig's book on fats?
Hope is not on our side, alas.

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23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets – Time to Retire The Fad

Monday, July 14, 2014

"However… in the past 11 years, an increasing number of studies have been challenging the low-fat dietary approach.

Many health professionals now believe that a low-carb diet (higher in fat and protein) is a much better option to treat obesity and other chronic, Western diseases."


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EXOTEC 7/14/2014 9:04PM

    Way to go! Of course, you realize, information and proof is never going to sway those who can't step outside the dogma. Pity.

I hope others will see it and at least give it an open-minded look.
What can I be thinking.....

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