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Type 2 diabetes is reversible with a low-calorie diet

by , 01 November 2017
Type 2 diabetes is reversible with a low-calorie diet
Turns out type 2 diabetes is reversible after all. This is according to a new study that put people with the blood sugar disorder on a low-calorie diet.

The study was led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, who's spent almost four decades studying type 2 diabetes. He presented an overview of his findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2017) in Portugal.

Keep reading for the highlights that Professor Roy Taylor's study revealed for people with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat in the liver and pancreas…

The body of Professor Roy Taylor’s research confirms that type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat actually within both the liver and pancreas. This excess fat causes the liver to respond poorly to insulin, and because insulin regulates the normal process making glucose, the liver then overproduces glucose.
 
At the same time, excess fat in the liver increases the normal process of export of fat to all tissues in the body. The excess fat in the pancreas causes the cells that produce insulin to fail.

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Blood sugar worries? 
Get ready to sigh with sweet relief!
 
When this research first crossed my desk I couldn’t believe it!
 
The latest blood sugar science shows that your body’s own safety mechanism is why your current blood sugar solution may be selling you short.
 
In fact, this research confirms that targeting only your body’s natural insulin and your pancreas to conquer blood sugar is like trying to douse a forest fire with a glass of water.
 
But this research has also led to some really exciting news for you—a breakthrough in blood sugar science that no one saw coming.
 
Get ready to sigh with sweet relief!

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Going on a low-calorie diet can get rid of fat and reverse type 2 diabetes

Professor Roy Taylor’s study, which was published in 2011, confirmed that the abnormal factors caused by excess fat in the liver and pancreas can be reversed by sharply decreasing excess food intake through a very low calorie diet.
 
The study showed a significant reduction in liver fat content, resulting in the normalisation of hepatic insulin sensitivity within one week of starting a very low calorie diet in people with type 2 diabetes.
 
Fasting plasma glucose also became normal in one week. In eight weeks, the raised pancreas fat content and normal first-phase insulin secretion became with normal plasma glucose control.
 
“I think the real importance of this work is for the patients themselves,” Professor Rob Taylor wrote. “Many have described to me how embarking on the low calorie diet has been the only option to prevent what they thought – or had been told – was an inevitable decline into further medication and further ill health because of their diabetes. By studying the underlying mechanisms, we’ve been able to demonstrate the simplicity of type 2 diabetes.”

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