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Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

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"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
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How Low-Carb Diets Benefit Obese Diabetics

Boden G, Sargrad K, Homko C, Mozzoli M, Stein TP. Effect of a low-carbohydrate diet on appetite, blood glucose levels, and insulin resistance in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Ann Intern Med 2005; 142: 403-411

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey.

BACKGROUND: It is not known how a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet causes weight loss or how it affects blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of a strict low-carbohydrate diet on body weight, body water, energy intake and expenditure, glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, and lipid levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

DESIGN: Inpatient comparison of 2 diets.

SETTING: General clinical research center of a university hospital.

PATIENTS: 10 obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

INTERVENTION: Usual diets for 7 days followed by a low-carbohydrate diet for 14 days.

MEASUREMENTS: Body weight, water, and composition; energy intake and expenditure; diet satisfaction; hemoglobin A1c; insulin sensitivity; 24-hour urinary ketone excretion; and plasma profiles of glucose, insulin, leptin, and ghrelin.

RESULTS: On the low-carbohydrate diet, mean energy intake decreased from 3111 kcal/d to 2164 kcal/d. The mean energy deficit of 1027 kcal/d (median, 737 kcal/d) completely accounted for the weight loss of 1.65 kg in 14 days (median, 1.34 kg in 14 days). Mean 24-hour plasma profiles of glucose levels normalized, mean hemoglobin A1c decreased from 7.3% to 6.8%, and insulin sensitivity improved by approximately 75%. Mean plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels decreased (change, -35% and -10%, respectively).

LIMITATIONS: The study was limited by the short duration, small number of participants, and lack of a strict control group.

CONCLUSION: In a small group of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, a low-carbohydrate diet followed for 2 weeks resulted in spontaneous reduction in energy intake to a level appropriate to their height; weight loss that was completely accounted for by reduced caloric intake; much improved 24-hour blood glucose profiles, insulin sensitivity, and hemoglobin A1c; and decreased plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels. The long-term effects of this diet, however, remain uncertain.


So just 2 weeks on a low-carbohydrate diet can lower blood pressure, improve blood-sugar control and reduce levels of blood fats and cholesterol in obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes.

"When we took away the carbohydrates, the patients spontaneously reduced their daily energy consumption by 1000 calories a day," said lead researcher Dr Guenther Boden, from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Importantly, patients did not compensate by eating more protein or fat. "The carbohydrates were clearly stimulating their excessive appetites," he said.

Participants,who were very obese, with an average body mass index of more than 40 kg/m2, stayed at a research centre for the duration of the study, eating their usual diet for the first 7 days, then following a low-carbohydrate diet, which included about 21 g of carbohydrates per day, for the next 14 days.

This is yet another study that supports a low-carb diet for diabetics. There have been so many studies showing this over the past half century that I wonder just how many more we need before the Diabetes establishment actually wakes up and stops harming people with their '5 a day' nonsense!

The authors remark that the long-term effects are uncertain, yet there are reams of evidence that the only effects are beneficial.

Last updated 2 April 2005

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