New study: low carb (again) beats calorie restriction for reversing type 2 diabetes

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Even a not-so-strict low-carb diet beats calorie restriction when it comes to reversing diabetes type 2. That is what a new Japanese study finds:

Our study demonstrated that a 6-month 130 g/day low-carbohydrate diet reduced HbA1c and BMI in poorly controlled Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A low-carbohydrate diet is a potentially useful nutrition therapy for Japanese patients who cannot adhere to calorie-restricted diet.

Science Direct: A randomized controlled trial of 130 g/day low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes with poor glycemic control

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  1. Maria
    if they regard 130g as low, what on earth do they compare to??
    When I only removed the added sugar from my diet I got down to apx. 80g a day. That one still included the occasional fruit juice. Never having had a sweet toth, actually fitted with kind of a "too sweet warning" and mostly disliking most processed foods, my added sugar consumption was mostly limited to those 6 tea spoons of sugar in my cocoa (with pure cocoa powder) for breakfast before that day. My current carb consumption of 5 - 30g a day is probably really low-carb by any definition ;)

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