In an astounding study presented at Chicago’s Radiological Society of North America, a team from the Leiden University Medical Center found that Type 2 diabetes can be eliminated in patients in just four months. What is the cure for Type 2 diabetes? The answer to that question is simpler than you might think. A low-calorie diet has shown effectively to cure Type 2 diabetes in just four months.
The Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands conducted a study that included seven men and eight women with Type 2 diabetes. Each subject consumed just 500 calories a day for four months. At the end of the study, the low-calorie diet effectively eliminated insulin dependence and reduced the amounts of dangerous fats around the heart in all 15 of the patients. “It is striking to see how a relatively simple intervention of a very low-calorie diet effectively cures Type 2 diabetes,” said lead researcher Sebastian Hammer.
This extreme dieting may have long lasting effects as well. In a similar study conducted by Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, many patients in the study remained disease free even several months after completing the program and returning to a normal diet. Although the results of these tests are very promising, doctors warn that this type of therapy is not for everyone, and patients should consult with their doctors before beginning this type of reduced-calorie diet.
Yahoo! News, Reduced-calorie diet could beat diabetes in four months, https://news.yahoo.com/reduced-calorie-diet-could-beat-diabetes-four-months-164141607.html (accessed 12/6/2011)