Duke Study: Low-Glycemic Diet Not Enough For Diabetes Control

Filed under: Health — @ January 7, 2009

Duke researcher Dr. Eric Westman can control diabetes without drugs

Our generation is at one of the most critical moments in the history of health the world has ever seen. Preventable diseases are running amok and much of the blame can be placed on the flawed nutritional advice people have been following from those who are supposed to be authority figures when it comes to diet and disease. Despite all of their best efforts to convince us that eating higher amounts of “healthy” whole grains, lowering our fat intake, and cutting back on calories is the optimum diet, where has it gotten us? Fatter and sicker than ever!

As of research released in 2006, the number of people who have Type 2 diabetes or are considered pre-diabetic based on their insulin resistance reached an unbelievable 73.3 million Americans and the number has no doubt grown exponentially from there in the past few years. That’s already over one-third of the population and it doesn’t even include those who are walking around with the disease and don’t even know about it yet. All of this is taking a toll on the American healthcare system to the tune of $132 billion annually based on added medical expenses and missed time from work in 2002 alone. We are reaching the breaking point where something dramatic needs to happen very soon with the way diabetes is treated and educate people on what they can do to control this awful disease.

That day may come sooner than we think thanks to a new six-month study released by Duke University Medical Center lead researcher Dr. Eric Westman this week comparing a low-carb ketogenic diet with a low-calorie, low-glycemic diet. The results of this published study put to rest this notion that patients with Type 2 diabetes need any so-called “healthy” low-GI carbohydrates.

Click here to see the details of this Duke study that produced astounding improvements in blood sugar control and weight loss on a low-carb diet compared with a low-glycemic diet.


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