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A lower-carb diet is an effective short-term option for type 2 diabetes

 

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A lower-carb diet is an effective short-term option for type 2 diabetes

The report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), co-chaired with Diabetes UK, suggests that a diet lower in carbohydrates is an effective option up to 6 months for adults living with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity.

The report is based on a robust assessment of existing evidence around weight change, blood sugar management, blood fats and medication use.

SACN concludes that for adults living with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity, there are beneficial effects of a lower carbohydrate diet for up to six months for some of the outcomes considered, including improving blood sugar management.