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Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition, January 2015
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Title
Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base
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Nutrition, January 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.011
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Richard D. Feinman, Wendy K. Pogozelski, Arne Astrup, Richard K. Bernstein, Eugene J. Fine, Eric C. Westman, Anthony Accurso, Lynda Frassetto, Barbara A. Gower, Samy I. McFarlane, Jörgen Vesti Nielsen, Thure Krarup, Laura Saslow, Karl S. Roth, Mary C. Vernon, Jeff S. Volek, Gilbert B. Wilshire, Annika Dahlqvist, Ralf Sundberg, Ann Childers, Katharine Morrison, Anssi H. Manninen, Hussain M. Dashti, Richard J. Wood, Jay Wortman, Nicolai Worm

Abstract

The inability of current recommendations to control the epidemic of diabetes, the specific failure of the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk, or general health and the persistent reports of some serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetic medications, in combination with the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome without significant side effects, point to the need for a reappraisal of dietary guidelines. The benefits of carbohydrate restriction in diabetes are immediate and well documented. Concerns about the efficacy and safety are long term and conjectural rather than data driven. Dietary carbohydrate restriction reliably reduces high blood glucose, does not require weight loss (although is still best for weight loss), and leads to the reduction or elimination of medication. It has never shown side effects comparable with those seen in many drugs. Here we present 12 points of evidence supporting the use of low-carbohydrate diets as the first approach to treating type 2 diabetes and as the most effective adjunct to pharmacology in type 1. They represent the best-documented, least controversial results. The insistence on long-term randomized controlled trials as the only kind of data that will be accepted is without precedent in science. The seriousness of diabetes requires that we evaluate all of the evidence that is available. The 12 points are sufficiently compelling that we feel that the burden of proof rests with those who are opposed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 569 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 142 24%
Student > Bachelor 123 21%
Researcher 71 12%
Other 59 10%
Student > Postgraduate 57 10%
Other 146 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 228 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 96 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 93 16%
Unspecified 40 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 6%
Other 104 17%

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