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Table of Contents Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk Introduction If type 2 diabetes was an infectious disease, passed from one person to another, public health officials would say we’re in the midst of an epidemic. This difficult disease, once called adult-onset diabetes, is striking an ever-growing number of adults. Even more alarming, it’s now beginning to show up in teenagers and children. More than 24 million Americans have diabetes; of those, about 6 million don’t know they have the disease. (1) In 2007, diabetes cost the U.S. an estimated $116 billion in excess medical spending, and an additional $58 billion in reduced productivity. (1) If the spread of type 2 diabetes continues at its present rate, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States will increase from about 16 million in 2005 to 48 million in 2050. (2) Worldwide, the number of adults with diabetes will rise from 285 million in 2010 to 439 million in the year 2030. (3) The problems behind the numbers are even more alarming. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure among adults. It causes mild to severe nerve damage that, coupled with diabetes-related circulation problems Continue reading >>

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  1. giltwist

    People spend five days on a low calorie, low protein, low carbohydrate but high unsaturated-fat diet.
    Had to dig a little bit but here is the actual diet.
    To save you a click:
    Broth
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Vegetable powder (Beat, collard, kale, carrot, nettle, tomato, mushroom)
    The article also refers to a meal plan called Prolon which has olives, lentils, tea, and some almond bars. An avocado might also be in the nutritional ballpark of a handful of olives.

  2. kyleb350

    I wonder if this has to be maintained or the effects reverse when it's stopped.

  3. Acupriest

    The article indicates it's a five-days-on, 25-days-off plan, with free feeding on the non-fasting days.

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