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    A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal

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    graham64
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    A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal

    Post by graham64 on Wed Jan 03 2018, 22:23

    Abstract
    Background: Metabolic syndrome has become a significant problem, with the American Diabetes Association estimating the cost of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States alone to be $322 billion per year. Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of low-carbohydrate diets in reversing metabolic syndrome and its associated disorders.

    Aim: This study was designed to examine how voluntary adherents to a low-carbohydrate diet rate its effectiveness and sustainability using an online survey.

    Setting and methods: The 57-question survey was administered online and shared internationally via social media and ‘low-carb’ communities. Where appropriate, chi-squared tests and paired t-tests were used to analyse the responses.

    Results: There were 1580 respondents. The majority of respondents had consumed less than 100 g of carbohydrates per day for over a year, typically for reasons of weight loss or disease management. There was a reported decrease in waist circumference and weight with a simultaneous decrease in hunger and increase in energy level. Of those who provided laboratory values, the majority saw improvements in their HbA1c, blood glucose measurements, and lipid panel results. There was a reduction in usage of various medications, and 25% reported medication cost savings, with average monthly savings of $288 for those respondents. In particular, the usage of pain relievers and anti-inflammatories dropped with a simultaneous decreased rating of pain and increase in mobility.

    Conclusion: We conclude that low-carbohydrate diets are a sustainable method of metabolic syndrome reversal in a community setting.

    Full text:   http://www.insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/view/30/88

    Anecdotal maybe but does reflect our experience in diabetes communities


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    Re: A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal

    Post by chris c on Fri Jan 05 2018, 21:10

    Good stuff, and an excellent collection of links.

    Meanwhile Gary Taubes

    http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.j5808

    and Tim Noakes

    http://clinchem.aaccjnls.org/content/64/1/7

    This was pretty good, from Nick Mailer

    https://baby.botherer.org/2018/01/sugar-sugar-baby-get-on-down-the-line-part-2/

    Meanwhile the Empire Strikes Back

    https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/best-diabetic-candy-mms-skittles-reeses-more/

    some of the rest of the site reads almost like a parody

    Then there's this

    https://health.usnews.com/best-diet

    which appears to have been syndicated widely

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    Re: A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal

    Post by graham64 on Sun Jan 07 2018, 21:15


    What is with dietitians and sugar you would think it's an essential nutrient  Rolling Eyes

    https://twitter.com/DMEG_BDA/status/944122758610538499


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    Re: A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal

    Post by chris c on Mon Jan 08 2018, 23:08

    "“Sugar free” is both unnecessary & unrealistic. Is this merely supporting the sugar-free products industry?!"

    Total buffoon from the point of view of health. He knows where his salary comes from though.

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