Friday 24 June 2011
Expert sees the lowcarb light !
Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University is without doubt one of the UKs leading diabetes experts. I would be surprised if anyone knew more about diabetes than him. Roy is very excited at the moment. Why, because he has recently discovered what many of us have known for years. He has discovered lowcarbing can reverse type two diabetes. If diabetes was not such a serious subject I would be falling about laughing, how much money and time was wasted on this trial ?
Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University, who led the study and is also Director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, said: “To have people free of diabetes after years with the condition is remarkable - and all because of an eight-week diet.
“This is a radical change in understanding Type 2 diabetes. It will change how we can explain it to people newly diagnosed with the condition. While it has long been believed that someone with Type 2 diabetes will always have the disease, and that it will steadily get worse, we have shown that we can reverse the condition.”
The diet consisted of “Under close supervision of a medical team, the participants’ diet consisted of 600 calories per day of liquid diet drinks and non-starchy vegetables.” in other words extremely low carb. “The volunteers were returned to eating normally but had received advice on portion size and healthy eating.” You can bet your bottom dollar the healthy eating did not include high amounts of high carb/starch food. There is no reference to the word carbohydrates in the article, but we all know what a diet consisting of non starchy vegetables is code for, lowcarb.
With the massive cut backs in NHS spending especially for diabetics, how long before a low carb diet becomes the first line of defence for combating diabetes ? Isn’t it great to find a man of Roy Taylor’s standing finally seeing the light.
DUK as usual prefers to sit on the fence. “Diabetes UK is keen to stress this study involved an extreme diet conducted under close medical supervision. We strongly recommend people do not attempt to lose weight in this way.”
Yes the diet used was extreme and us lowcarbers know you don’t have to drop to starvation levels to get good non diabetic BG numbers, but you do have to be extreme in the cut back of carbs for life, not for a couple of months.
Don't tell Roy about Dr. Richard Bernstein. Bernstein worked this out about thirty years ago.