High Fat Diet for Type 2?
By Kathleen Blanchard RN for EmaxHealth.com
A two year study surprisingly found that diabetics who ate a high fat, low carbohydrate diet lost weight, improved their good cholesterol levels, lowered the amount of insulin they used and dropped their blood sugar levels. The finding challenges current dietary treatment that recommends people living with the disease consume low-fat foods and suggests a high-fat, lower carbohydrate diet might be a better choice.
Hans Guldbrand, general practitioner, and Fredrik Nyström, professor of Internal Medicine at Linköping University led the study that focused on two types of diets – either a low-carbohydrate (high fat) diet or a low-fat diet.