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Low Carb diet to treat type-2 diabetes

Over and over again scientist point out that insulin is the problem, and one way to lower it is to eat a low carb diet with moderate protein (the New Atkin’s Diet).  Westman an author of the article and has conducted a trial of 28 morbidly obese diabetics of which 21 completed the trial.  Of the 21, 7 were cured (off medications) and 10 reduced their medications.  Westman is President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a co-editor of a text book on Obesity and treatment, and co-author of The New Atkins for a New You.



A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes

  • William S YancyJr1, 2Email author, Marjorie Foy1,  Allison M Chalecki1,  Mary C Vernon3 and Eric C Westman2

    Methods:  From an outpatient clinic, we recruited 28 overweight participants with type 2 diabetes for a 16-week single-arm pilot diet intervention trial. We provided LCKD [low carb, ketogenic diet] counseling, with an initial goal of <20 g carbohydrate/day, while reducing diabetes medication dosages at diet initiation [calories were not restricted, nor were fats & oils]. Participants returned every other week for measurements, counseling, and further medication adjustment. The primary outcome was hemoglobin A1ch.  Results:  Twenty-one of the 28 participants who were enrolled completed the study. Twenty participants were men; 13 were White, 8 were African-American. The mean [± SD] age was 56.0 ± 7.9 years and BMI was 42.2 ± 5.8 kg/m2 [morbidly obese].  Hemoglobin A1c decreased by 16% from 7.5 ± 1.4% to 6.3 ± 1.0% (p < 0.001) from baseline to week 16. Diabetes medications were discontinued in 7 participants, reduced in 10 participants, and unchanged in 4 participants. The mean body weight decreased by 6.6% from 131.4 ± 18.3 kg to 122.7 ± 18.9 kg (p < 0.001) [289 to 269 lb]. In linear regression analyses, weight change at 16 weeks did not predict change in hemoglobin A1c. Fasting serum triglyceride decreased 42% from 2.69 ± 2.87 mmol/L to 1.57 ± 1.38 mmol/L (p = 0.001) while other serum lipid measurements did not change significantly.  Conclusion The LCKD [ketogenic diet, under 50 grams a day of carbs] improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes such that diabetes medications were discontinued or reduced in most participants. Because the LCKD can be very effective at lowering blood glucose, patients on diabetes medication who use this diet should be under close medical supervision or capable of adjusting their medication. [Note there was no energy restriction, yet calories dropped 519, lowering it to 40 grams a day would lower insulin, see New Atkins diet.  In a different trial, 539 calorie reduction occurred by skipping breakfast. Combing all three produces even better results; this is what Dr. Jason Fung use in his clinic.]    

Something is very wrong when a condition which was rare now is number 1 in UK.  It is as Prof. Robert Lustig claims caused by our high sugar diet.  Dementia is virtually unknown among aboriginal peoples.  It’s our high sugar diet.

Dementia is now leading cause of death in women in England

BMJ 2017358 doi: j3445 (Published 14 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3445    Adrian O’Dowd  Dementia has become the leading cause of death among women in England, overtaking heart disease, and the second most common cause among men, show new figures from Public Health England. The agency published its Health Profile for England on 13 July, which it said was the first time it had used its full population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. Overall, people in England are living longer than ever, said the report, with life expectancy now reaching 79.5 years for men and 83.1 years for women, but much of the extra time is spent in poor health.  [US is 76.3 male, 81.2 and declining, and at age 65 18 and 20.6 respectively. Dementia is associate with the Western high sugar diet; it is unknown on an aboriginal diet—see Western Diseases by Trowell and Burkitt for ,]


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Harvard Prof. Marcia Angell, MD., former Chief Editor of NEJM wrote: “We certainly are in a health care crisis, ... If we had set out to design the worst system that we could imagine, we couldn't have imagined one as bad as we have.”


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