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Clever student. I hope they gave him/her full marks!
According to recent statistics diabetes has become increasingly common in cats in the last ten years. Something is very wrong!
Fat cats risk becoming diabetic, according to more and more observations:
While the exact incidence is unknown, the number of diabetic cats is increasing at an alarming rate due to the tremendous increase in the number of overweight and obese cats.
Cats that eat cheap cat food based on wheat, oats, rice and corn (carbohydrates) – despite being genetically adapted meat eaters – risk becoming fat AND getting diabetes.
Food with a lot of easily digested carbohydrates may namely raise both the cat’s blood sugar and shoot the fat-storing hormone insulin levels through the roof. The cat will become both sick and fat from new industrial foods filled with easily digested carbohydrates. Just like we do.
What does your cat eat?
Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in the BBC documentary “Sugar vs. Fat” that aired the other night. And it’s been a long time since I got so many e-mails asking me for comments!
It’s an interesting setup. Two identical twin brothers – both of them doctors – go on a diet for a month. One on an extreme low fat diet, one on an extreme low carb diet (not even vegetables are allowed!). Here’s some background information:
Unfortunately they end up mostly “confirming” their preconceived ideas. Ready? Here comes the spoilers:
Many studies demonstrate the advantages of a low-carb diet for weight loss without hunger, and for blood-sugar control in type 2 diabetes. Now there’s also a new Japanese study showing the same thing.
I was going to write about it, but Dr. Anders Tengblad beat me to it:
DiabetesDoc: Low-Carb in Japan (Google translated from Swedish)
Excerpt from Dr. Tengblad’s post:
The study monitored calorie intake and discovered that despite that the subjects in the low-carb group were not calorie-restricted, they still didn’t consume more calories. The authors also calculated correlations between changes in calories and changes in the amount of carbohydrate, and found that the amount of calories was associated with weight change, while the amount of carbohydrate was associated with blood sugar control. Thus, a low-carb diet is not just a weight-loss diet, but independently of weight, also a way to control blood sugar. Obvious, you might think. But it still has to be established.
A third interesting aspect is that the authors made an effort to study the potential impact of changes in diet on arteries. Among other things, they measured arterial stiffness, which i something that’s been speculated to be negatively impacted by a high-fat diet. In the Japanese study, no adverse effects from a low-carb diet were observed. The authors conclude, as many previous studies have, that a low-carbohydrate diet is effective and safe.
I wonder what they did about the rice, but the article doesn’t say.
This was a fairly small study, and the results are not new. It’s been shown many times that a low-carb diet improves blood sugar control and lipid profile, especially triglyceride levels, and it’s interesting to see that more and more countries rediscover the old diabetes diet.
Continue Reading →
Last April I received an e-mail from Sameer Pitale in India, and then an updating e-mail in December. Here’s his success story, also including his family’s health and weight improvements. Continue Reading →
I received an e-mail from Tim Malloroy, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 6 months ago. Then he discovered the LCHF diet.
Here’s Tim’s story: Continue Reading →
Continued from yesterday’s Lord of the Ring theme…
Here’s an example of what all the studies on LCHF mean in real life. I received an e-mail from Maria Persson, who lives in Kansas, USA. She’s had severe diabetes for a long time and wanted to share her experiences with LCHF: Continue Reading →
A new exciting Swedish study provides us with strong clues on how a person with diabetes should eat (and how to eat to maximize fat burning). It’s the first study to examine in detail how various blood markers change throughout the day depending on what a diabetic person eats.
The study examined the effects of three different diets in 19 subjects with diabetes type 2. They consumed breakfast and lunch under supervision in a diabetes ward. The caloric intake in the three diets examined was the same, but the diets differed in the following manner:
- A conventional low-fat diet (45-56% carbs)
- A Mediterranean diet with coffee only for breakfast (= similar to 16:8 intermittent fasting) and a big lunch (32-35% carbs)
- A moderate low-carbohydrate diet (16-24% carbs)
All participants tested all three diets, one diet each day in randomized order.
The effects on blood sugar levels throughout the day are shown in this chart: Continue Reading →
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