Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Low calorie diet for Diabetes Type B Patient?

July is really a busy month, we should all take good care of our own health on the meanwhile of huge workload. Here is a recent article I read and found interesting. Scientists at UK's Newcastle University revealed that type B diabetes condition could be reversed by following an extreme low-calorie diet. They claim that this finding can transforms our thinking on the disease. Eleven people took part in a clinical trial reversed their diabetes by cutting their food intake to 600 calories a day for two months, and seven remained free of diabetes three months later.

Professor Roy Taylor, who led the study. "This is a radical change in understanding type 2 diabetes.


Type B diabetes is caused by an excess of glucose in the blood that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. This research aims to remove fat which was clogging up the pancreas, allowing normal insulin secretion to resume. They believe about type B diabetes is all about energy balance in our body.


I found their research interesting and may change our thought on treating diabetes type B patients. But, I do have questions regard this research such as how can we assure patient's determination on having an extreme low calorie diet?, how this method can 100% works in others population? I am looking forward to their next result with a larger clinical trial. Cheers.


英國紐卡索大學一項研究發現,病人只要接受2個月的地獄式低卡路里飲食,有望不藥而癒。研究人員要求11名二型糖尿病患者連續8個星期,每天只攝取600卡路里,這個攝取量只相當於一個午餐。這種“地獄式”節食療法的確對糖尿病患者有效,11名患者在實驗結束後回復正常飲食,3個月後再進行測試,結果當中7人沒有復發;到現在18個月後,5個仍有跟研究員聯絡的病人中,4個都再沒有糖尿病跡象。


虽然如此,我还保留了一些疑问。这种方法可以在每一位病人实行吗?每一个国家都有不同的饮食文化,暂时还不可以肯定这方法可以广泛使用。期待他们下一个报告。

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