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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 14 March 2011

The link between diabetes and high carb diets

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Diabetes / Metabolism Reviews 1987 Apr;3(2):571-89 and a recipe for grilled garlic mushrooms, tomatoes with bacon.

Study title and authors:
Very low density lipoprotein metabolism in diabetes mellitus.
Ginsberg HN.
Carbohydrates Can KillThis paper can be accessed at:

Ginsberg's research finds that:
(a) Patients with diabetes have elevated levels of Very Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (VLDL-C).
(b) Elevated levels of triglycerides are nearly universal in diabetics.
(c) The most common abnormality associated with high triglyceride levels diabetes appears to be overproduction triglycerides in VLDL-C. (Caused by eating diets high in carbohydrates)
(d) There were increased rates of the VLDL-C protein, apoB. (Again high carb diets are implicated)

High levels of triglycerides are caused by high carbohydrate diets. See here and here.

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Recipe of the day

Grilled Garlic Mushrooms, Tomatoes with Bacon

Ingredients:                                                                                                          Food Mall: Bacon
Hickory Smoked Virginia Bacon (12 ounce)- 2cups sliced mushrooms
- 1cup diced tomatoes
- 3 rashes bacon, chopped
- 3tbs parsley, finely chopped
- 3tbs olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
-Salt and Pepper to taste

- Pre-heat grill on medium-high heat.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and combine well.
- Place on grill and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-8min, or until bacon has become slightly crispy and tomatoes and mushrooms have slightly shriveled. Add salt and pepper to taste.