Skip to comments.Low-carb ketogenic diet takes on low-fat diet for diabetes: Undisputed winner
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT by neverdem
Low-carb, high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets for managing and even reversing type 2 diabetes, Diabetes.co.uk reported.
According to an eight-year study conducted by the Second University of Naples, men and women who followed the low-carb, higher-fat Mediterranean diet were able to come off their diabetes drugs and reverse their diabetes symptoms more readily than people who followed a low-fat diet.
In the study, two groups of diabetic men and women were instructed to either follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb, high-fat Mediterranean diet that was comprised of at least 30% fat.
The results showed that the higher-fat, low-carb dieters were able to live without their diabetes medication for eight years, while the low-fat group required drugs after only six years.
What's more, 15% of the low-carb, high-fat dieters experienced partial or complete remission of their diabetes within the first year, while only 5% of the low-fat dieters experienced partial or full remission. And after six years, 4% of the LCHF dieters experienced remission, while none of the low-fat dieters did.
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The Mediterranean diet is not technically a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet like the Atkins or ketogenic diets, where dietary fat can make up more than 70% of total caloric intake, but it's definitely not a low-fat.
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes healthy fats, lean proteins, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. The diet is based on the traditional eating plans of Italian, Greek, Spanish, and other Mediterranean cultures, and is the diet followed by Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and TV star Brooke Burke Charvet, who recently overcame...
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Big ‘ol facepalm.
News flash! Dedledledledle....Low carb diets help control diabetes!
So you treat diabetes, but die of a heart attack from all that fat?
My cardiologist would call this BS.
The low-fat therefore high-carb diet
will cause Diabetes
If your cardiologist would call this BS, then you probably need a new cardiologist.
To fatten cows and pigs....they feed the animals very high carb diet such as corn and grains....never blubber!
If eating fat caused you to become fat, why are’nt lions and tigers never fat while they eat the whole animal?
From what I understand a low carb diet increases triglycerides and HDL. it apparently has a very good effect on lowering cholesterol. Go figure.
Low carb will decrease triglycerides and LDL. Increase HDL.
They would do even better by becoming fat-adapted by using a high-fat, moderate-to-low protein, ultra-low carbohydrate diet. Metabolism will learn to burn primarily ketones instead of glucose. Pretty much eliminate starch and sugar to get there.
These studies typically call a diet “low-carb” if the non-fiber carbohydrates are under a certain number, such as 150 grams per day. To be truly low-carb or ketogenic they would have to be under 30 to 50 grams for most people.
The idea is to keep insulin levels very low. Too much carbohydrate or protein will require more insulin.
The popular mythology is that when you eat fat it somehow goes through your stomach and floats around your bloodstream as cholesterol and clogs your arteries. That's not true.
What you eat goes through various digestive stages in your organs and is broken down and recombined into different compounds.
The cholesterol that stems from eating fat tends to be HDL (good cholesterol) that does not block arteries. Carbohydrates will raise LDL (bad cholesterol). When the "eating fat causes heart disease" hypothesis was first raised they did not distinguish types of cholesterol.
And now folks, an expert is going to come on here and tell us how stupid we are just for talking about this.
The idea is that carbs are preferentially metabolized, the fats hang around in the blood and end up reacting and depositing places.
As far as I know, and from my own experience, low-carb/high-fat/ketogenic diets actually bring down blood cholesterol levels and all the associated things that are bad for your arteries.
The "lipid theory of heart disease" is well on its way to being debunked.
Also remember, fat doesn't turn into fat and make you fat, sugar (carbs) do.
Sorry but the “fat = heart disease” is right up there with global war mining.
Atkins was correct.
You are right. oops.
So I can eat pork chops and well marbled steak?
Gee, he should be here by now. I hope nothing’s happened to him.
Dr. Adkins was a cardiologist. Ivy League - Cornell Medical School and residency at Columbia.