A short term low carbohydrate may lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 Diabetes, a new study has found. The study was based on an analysis of results from other studies conducted on 1357 people.
The analysis published in the journal The BMJ aimed to study the impact of a low carbohydrate diet (less than 26 per cent calories from carbohydrates) and a very low carbohydrate diet (less than 10 per cent calories from carbohydrates) on weight loss in people with Type 2 Diabetes. The reports analysed were of 6 and 12 months respectively from starting the diet.
The analysis has found that people who were on a low carb diet for a short term. i.e. 6 months had ewerienced weight loss without any side effects. Also. their blood sugar levels. blood pressure and cholesterol levels had improved and some of them could achieve remission. i.e. normal blood sugar levels. Although this effect diminished at 12 months, active monitoring and compliance had shown benefits in the short term. Consult a registered dietician to understand the right diet for you.