Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reappraise, re-evaluate

“The need for a reappraisal of dietary recommendations stems from 1) general failure to halt the epidemic of diabetes under current guidelines, 2) the specific failure of low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk or general health (points 1 and 4), 3) Constant reports of side effects of commonly prescribed diabetic medications, some quite serious (point 12) and, most important, 4) the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets to meet the challenges of improvement in the features of diabetes and metabolic syndrome in the absence of side effects.

The benefits of carbohydrate restriction are immediate and well-documented. Concerns about the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate restriction are long-term and conjectural rather than data-driven.”

Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management.

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