New study: Even a liberal 130 g/day low-carb diet beats calorie restriction for type 2 diabetes

Even a very “liberal” low-carb diet with 130 grams of carbs per day still beats a calorie restricted diet for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This according to a new study.

Clinical Nutrition Journal: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 130 G/Day Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes with Poor Glycemic Control

The low-carb diet in the study, where the carb count didn’t even get close to a strict low-carb regimen, still lowered both HbA1c and BMI significantly more than calorie restriction did.

So what’s the lesson? Stop giving bad advice. Stop obsessing over calories. That is simply not helpful.

People with type 2 diabetes do better by instead avoiding foods that raise blood sugars, i.e. carbs. Period.


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