Thanks, Chris. This is a very big turnaround for the ADA. It's interesting to read sentences like these from that article:
" two randomized controlled trials found that subjects on low-carbohydrate diets lost more weight at 6 months than subjects on low-fat diets (19,20). Another study of overweight women randomized to one of four diets showed significantly more weight loss at 12 months with the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet than with higher-carbohydrate diets (20a). However, at 1 year, the difference in weight loss between the low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets was not significant and weight loss was modest with both diets. Changes in serum triglyceride and HDL cholesterol were more favorable with the low-carbohydrate diets. In one study, those subjects with type 2 diabetes demonstrated a greater decrease in A1C with a low-carbohydrate diet than with a low-fat diet (20). A recent meta-analysis showed that at 6 months, low-carbohydrate diets were associated with greater improvements in triglyceride and HDL cholesterol concentrations than low-fat diets; however, LDL cholesterol was significantly higher on the low-carbohydrate diets (21). Further research is needed to determine the long-term efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets".
It's interesting to read how they interpret results of studies and dietary experimental groups and then end with a warning. The bottom line is how do I, a diabetic or insulin resistant pre-diabetic, keep my blood sugar under control and at the same time lose weight and remain healthy. As many of us have discovered, it's cutting out the unnecessary carbs. If we were living 150 years ago, our bread would most likely not be made of ultra-refined flour and we wouldn't have hundreds of snack foods made with this flour and sugar. Not only has this diet change been detrimental but our lifestyle has become less active. This double whammy has led to more overweight people than ever in history and more health problems - tipping the balance for many of us with a metabolic disorder to full-blown diabetes.
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