New study: Keto beats low-calorie diet for treating type 2 diabetes

A typical keto meal

A typical keto meal

Can it be a good idea to follow a ketogenic diet, rather than a conventional low-calorie diet, when treating type 2 diabetes? The result from a new intervention study once again suggests that the answer is a definite yes:

Nutrition & Diabetes: Short-Term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of A Very Low-Calorie-Ketogenic Diet Interventional Weight Loss Program Versus Hypocaloric Diet in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The study found that weight loss and a reduced waist circumference were significantly greater in the ketogenic group, and blood glucose was also significantly improved.

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to exchange the current treatment for one that not only makes perfect sense, but that’s also proven to be more effective?


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  1. Alexander
    Some info about this magic ketogenic diet.

    Very Low-Calorie-Ketogenic Diet: They ate a LOW FAT, low carb, high protein diet consisting of 600-800kcal a day.

    "This method has three stages: active, metabolic stabilization and maintenance. The active stage consists of a very low-calorie diet (600–800 kcal per day), low in carbohydrates (<50 g daily from vegetables) and lipids (only 10 g of olive oil per day)."

    After that they added LOW FAT protein source twice a day.

    "In phase 2, one of the protein servings is substituted by a natural protein (for example, meat and fish) either at lunch or at dinner. In the phase 3, a second serve of the natural protein low in fat substituted the second serve of biological protein preparation."

    And after 30-45 days they started to add different types of food and eat a balanced diet

    "The maintenance stage consists of an eating plan balanced in carbohydrates, protein and fat. Based on each individual’s basal metabolic rate as determined by the Harris Benedic equation, the calories consumed ranged between 1500 and 2250 kcal per day and the target was to maintain the lost weight and promote healthy life styles."

  2. gbl
    Alexander please give me a citation and source of your quoted passages. Thank you.
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  4. gbl
    You're bringing coals to Newcastle.
  5. Alexander
    The source is the study it self linked in the post we are commenting.

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