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Study finds that patients with diabetes can discontinue their medication if they follow a low carb, ketogenic diet

Study finds that patients with diabetes can discontinue their medication if they follow a low carb, ketogenic diet

by David Evans [1]

HEALTHY DIETS AND SCIENCE [1]

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Nutrition and Metabolism 2005, 2:34

Study title and authors:
A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes

William S Yancy Jr1,2 , Marjorie Foy1 , Allison M Chalecki1 , Mary C Vernon3 and Eric C Westman21 Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center (152), 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC, USA 27705
2 Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
3 Private Bariatric and Family Practice, and Clinical Faculty, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Lawrence, KS, USA

The paper can be accessed at: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/2/1/34 [2]

The paper found that by following a low carbohydrate/ketogenic diet most patients with type 2 diabetes could discontinue or reduce their medication.

Read the full article here: http://healthydietsandscience.blogspot.com/2010/04/low-carbohydrate-diet-to-treat-diabetes.html?spref=tw [1]