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The impact of diet on diabetes remission

02 March 2022
3 min read
Volume 27 · Issue 3

Diabetes remission is an area of substantial interest among researchers, as diabetes is among the leading causes of death in Western societies (Diabetes UK, 2018; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). This is partly owing to lifestyles that involve increasingly easy access to fast food and that are more sedentary, which has not been helped by recent lockdowns throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (Dicken et al, 2021; Public Health England, 2021).

Increasing numbers of studies show remission of diabetes through a reduction in body weight (Quimby et al, 2021). Further research looks at how different food groups affect this chance of remission. Goldenberg et al (2021) aimed to determine the effect and safety of low-carbohydrates diets (LCDs) and very low-carbohydrate diets (VLCDs) for people with type 2 diabetes. This was a systematic review and meta-analysis involving searches of multiple reputable databases, as well as grey literature resources, examining material up to August 2020. The researchers selected randomised controlled trials that evaluated LCDs and VLCDs.

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