Researcher Supports Insulin, Drugs For ‘Type 3 Diabetes’ But Previous Studies Call For A High-Fat, Low-Carb Approach

Filed under: Study — @ February 4, 2009

Dr. William Klein is so inclined to give Alzheimer’s patients insulin injections

After several years of studying and observing people involved in the world of diet, nutrition, and health, I’ve come to one grim conclusion–the more we learn about what truly makes us sick and unhealthy, the less willing we are to apply those lessons to the very people who would stand to benefit from them the most.

The latest example of this all-too-common occurrence comes to us today courtesy of a new study that identifies a relatively new form of diabetes of the brain known as “Type 3 diabetes.” I first blogged about this term in September 2007 when I interviewed low-carb neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary about his book called The Brain Trust Program. But as you will quickly see, the conclusion of the researchers in this study is FAR different from what Dr. McCleary would ever advocate (I’ll be featuring an engaging interview with him on February 19, 2009 at my podcast show).

According to the study published in the February 2009 of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lead researcher Dr. William L. Klein, Professor of Neurobiology & Physiology and of Neurology at the Evanston, IL-based Northwestern University, and his team concluded that insulin protects the brain from toxic proteins that lead to Alzheimer’s disease which they acknowledge is indeed this “Type 3 diabetes” of the brain. They added that treating the neurologically-diseased and Alzheimer’s patients with insulin and a diabetic prescription medication called Avandia can improve brain function and should be used as a routine treatment option for people suffering from these conditions.

Click here to see previous research that shows how a high-fat, low-carb nutritional approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease is a much more effective way to control neurological conditions like this than insulin and diabetes drugs.


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