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Low-Carb Diet More Beneficial To Type 2 Diabetics

May 8, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A two-year Swedish study of the impact of reducing dietary carbs or fat on type 2 diabetics has found that the low-carb diet had the more positive effect. The clinical trial involving 61 patients who ate either a low-fat or low-carb diet found that only the patients whose diet was low in carbohydrates saw reduced levels of inflammation. Both groups lost about the same amount of weight. Patients with type 2 diabetes experience higher levels of inflammation which is believed to contribute to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other complications.
Lena Jonasson et al., "Advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet has a favourable impact on low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet. ", Annals of Medicine, May 08, 2014, © Informa Plc.
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