Skip to comments.High-fat diet: Ketogenic diet reverses kidney damage from diabetes
Posted on 04/03/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
A high-fat "ketogenic" diet may reverse the kidney damage caused by diabetes, a study published online Wednesday by the journal PLoS One reports.
Past research has shown that lowering blood sugar through diet can prevent kidney failure but not reverse it in patients with diabetes. Lead author Charles Mobbs, a neuroscientist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said that this study -- in which mice were fed a high-fat diet of 5% carbohydrate, 8% protein and a whopping 87% fat -- was the first to show that dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse kidney failure caused by diabetes.
"This finding has significant implications for the tens of thousands of Americans diagnosed with diabetic kidney failure, and possibly other complications, each year," he said.
That's hopeful news, but there's a serious problem: Following a ketogenic diet is brutal.
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I think I'm going to dye my hair and run away.
I’d go based on how you FEEL when it comes to eating (within reason - I mean...you can’t “feel” like eating ice cream all the time!)....I found that carbs just make me hungry, protein and fat keep me from eating too much...
I’m a believer of, we are what we eat and that our body is great at healing itself. We become ill because theres an inbalance of the kind of nutrient that the body need
I tend to agree, but after a while my cravings for carbs overwhelm me and I give up. It’s very disheartening.
Enjoy your frosted sugar flakes chumps.
yeah and a drug addict craves drugs so what’s your point?
That I’m weak and deserve nothing but contempt? Was that your point? Thanks, I sure needed that.
I misread that at first ....saw it as "Following a ketogenic diet is burial."....in my case maybe it's a hint!
I balance their absence with alcohol and ciggies /s
I am 5’5” and had gone up to 165 lbs caring for my husband with Alzheimers until he died. Then I tried to loose weight and after almost a year was down to 155 lbs. Then I ran across the Atkins low carb diet. I followed the instruction that I found at Google. Can’t think of the term for the first phase (maybe Induction Phase), but it restricts one to 20 grams of carb, 8 glasses of water a day, and a mix of protein, low carb vegies, and fatty food. I did not go overboard with the fats—2 pieces of bacon with 2 eggs for breakfast. Salad with oil and vinager, tuna or chicken for lunch and similar for supper with cooked low carb vegetables, with one or two snacks of 20 peanuts or almonds and low carb (3 gms) yogurt in between. In about 3 months I was down to 128 lbs. Then I was hit with a mess of legal troubles and nibbled my way back to 155 lbs this past holiday season. Now I am trying, not too hard, to loose weight again and am down to 145lbs. So far I have not gone on a strict Atkins diet, but might do so again if nothing moves lower in a month.
One set of studies showed that the most weight was lost on a low carb diet when compared with low fat or mixed.
So just indulge once in a while then go back to the diet. This winter when I would go to a holiday dinner or supper party, I would enjoy what was there, but the next day eat very little, drink tea and a little soup and in 2 days my weight would be back to the preindulgence weight.
And when you do pig out don't be stupid and be disheartened. It is fun to stuff your face, enjoy it. Sheesh!
Perhaps I just don’t understand why it is necessary to be so harsh. As if I don’t already know these things.
Well...when that happens (craving for carbs) have cheese or butter or something like that....sounds counterintuitive...but it works lots of times for me (NOT always...LOL)
Thanks. I appreciate the info. It is hard, though, when they keep coming up with rat studies that seem to indicate that high fat diets contribute to diabetes. Of course, they don’t always mentio the amount of carbs in the study. One group tells diabetics to eat whole grains and lots of fruit and veggies, and the other says no to grains and most fruit. The worst thing of all is that after about a year, almost all dieters have given up on their diets and start regaining the weight they lost.
I’m not interested in bypass surgery, either. I know of too many people who almost died from it and experience many complications afterwards. Some folks regain all the weight they lost after surgery eventually.
A good philosophy generally, but that doesn’t work well with ketogenic diets. Once you get knocked out of ketosis, it takes time to go back into it.
PS: You don't know those things.
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