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The Diabetes and Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Carbohydrates and dietary fibre have not been found to have harmful effects on diabetic patients.

Truth: This is true.

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic incurable disease that is affecting many individuals worldwide. Due to its prevalence and climbing incidence rates, prevention, management and treatment have been highly prioritized in research. A recent study examined which diet is optimal for those who are diagnosed with diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention program examined the consumption of macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, and fats – to determine which played the largest role in weight gain. Results indicate that weight did not fluctuate during consumption of carbohydrates or dietary fibre. However, fats showed a positive association with weight gain. To understand all benefits of this diet and to read more about the study, click here.

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