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Diabetes Reversal? Another Study

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Another example of a published study that reports to reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes using either calorie restriction (800 cal/day) or a very  low carbohydrate ketogenic diet.  If this finding involved a new drug that provided the same results, this news would be a hot topic in the medical headlines and reviewed by medical professionals.  Instead,  they remain relatively quiet, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

If these results continue to be spread by anecdotal evidence reported on the internet, individuals with type 2 diabetes may attempt to reduce their calorie or carbohydrate intake without the medical support and advice they may need. For example, to my knowledge, “nutritional ketosis” has never been studied for its long term effects on health. Everyone should consult with their primary care physician before changing to a highly restrictive diet.

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