Experts: Manage and prevent type 2 diabetes with a low-carb diet

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Experts agree that lifestyle and dietary intervention can help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. But what diet to use has been under much debate, and many experts have historically been sceptical towards low-carb diets, while a growing minority are very much in favor.

So what does everyone agree on? A new article in the British Medical Journal brings together authors with different viewpoints to summarize the current state of the art. It highlights that there is in fact emerging science in favor of low-carb diets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes:

Low carbohydrate diets as the preferred choice in type 2 diabetes is controversial. Some guidelines maintain that no single ideal percentage distribution of calories from different macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, or protein) exists, but there are calls to review this in light of emerging evidence on the potential benefits of low carbohydrate diets for weight management and glycaemic control.

BMJ: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

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