This post contains a summary of a paper published in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine 2007 100(10):659-663 and a recipe for pork chops and sauerkraut.
Study title and authors:
Is there a role for low carbohydrate diets in the management of type 2 diabetes?
J. Worth1 and H. Soran2
From the 1Manchester Diabetes Centre, and 2Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
This paper can be accessed at: http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/100/10/659
The author notes that obesity associated diabetes accounts for the overwhelming majority of diabetes cases and obesity is the single most important modifiable risk factor for diabetes.
This paper reviewed the literature on the to compare effectiveness of high fat/low carbohydrate or low fat/high carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes.
The review found:
(a) High fat/low carbohydrate diets do not increase heart disease risk.
(b) High fat/low carbohydrate diets are more effective at reducing weight and improving insulin sensitivity than low fat/high carbohydrate diets.
This review reveals that a high fat/low carbohydrate diet is more effective than a low fat/high carbohydrate diet in the treatment of diabetes.
Recipe of the day
Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
|Food Mall: Pork Chops|
1/3 cup of ketchup
garlic salt & pepper
Brown chops in olive oil. In baking pan mix saurkraut, grated apples, ketchup, garlic salt and pepper. Lay chops on top of kraut, cover and bake at 350 F. for 1 to 2 hours.
|Pork Chops and Sauerkraut|