Two New Studies Show Low-Carb Improves Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease

Filed under: Study — @ June 14, 2006

WHAMMO BAMMO! How about back-to-back studies released on the same day that provide two more GREAT reasons to be on the low-carb lifestyle? Okay, you got it!

The first study is from a Swedish researcher named Dr. Jorgen Vesti Nielsen who put 16 obese diabetics on a diet consisting of 20/30/50 ratio of carbohydrates/protein/fat and he reported all of those patients saw great improvements in their hemoglobin A1C after 22 months on that diet.

In fact, seven of the patients had been on a low-fat diet before this study and were immediately put on the 20/30/50 diet. Guess what happened to them? They also saw improvements, including a reduction in bodyweight, improved glycemic control and a reversal of a six-year long decline of renal function for one of the patients. AWESOME!

The second study is one led by Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in which he found that simple dietary changes could bring about improvement in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

His study specifically concluded that a calorie-restricted, low-carb diet lowered levels of beta-amyloid peptides, an indication of improvements in Alzheimer’s symptoms, while the mice who were fed a high-calorie, heavy-saturated fat diet that showed increased levels of beta-amyloid peptides, which made the Alzheimer’s get worse.

These are the kind of studies Dr. Mary C. Vernon was referring to that the NIH needs to be funding. Why wouldn’t they want this kind of amazing research to continue?


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