This week the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has finalised its advice for Type 2 Diabetes. With regards to the diet advice in this new guideline, it is disappointing that the new research on low carbohydrate diets have not been given due credit as another tool available in the management of diabetes.
As diabetes continues to become one of the most common disease conditions affecting the population, drug companies are also in a race to come up with more and more drugs to manage it. There is a long list of drugs that can be taken to manage diabetes, but these broadly fit into a handful of categories that work through similar mechanisms. However, the new drug on the block is different as it’s ability to manage diabetes is by getting rid of the problem - sugar - by making you pee it out!
A new research paper published by a UK based GP has shown that it is indeed possible to see great health results by changing the way you eat. In this study, when people opted for a low carb approach, they saw an improvement in their blood sugar readings, blood pressure, their liver function and also weight loss. The food that unites all of these conditions - SUGAR.
Starting your morning with either a bowl of cereal or pancakes drowned in syrup, if you have time in the morning, is something that we are accustomed to. Anything remotely different and it’ll most likely get frowned upon. Yet what if switching your bowl of cereal for a protein and beneficial fat-based meal was actually better for helping you manage your health?
Last week there has been a call from Public Health England to take the tape measure around our waist and use it to keep track of our health, especially for type 2 diabetes. So what does our waist measurement tell us about our health?
Last week a paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology in Manchester. The conclusion from this piece of research stated that the most effective weight loss dietary approach was one that was high in protein and low in carbohydrates.