Tuesday, November 08, 2022


from journal JAMA Network Open

People with diabetes are counseled to limit their consumption of carbohydrates. Now researchers at Tulane University say even people who are considered at risk for type 2 diabetes may benefit from cutting carbs from their diet. It is estimated that ninety-six million Americans are in that category of prediabetes and eighty percent are unaware. The study involved a group of patients diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, but not yet on medication for the condition. They wrote in the journal JAMA Network Open patients assigned a low-carb diet for six months had modest improvements in hemoglobin A1c, a marker of blood sugar levels, compared to a similar group of patients who continued with their normal diet.