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Type 2 Diabetes Is Reversible: Eating Just 600 Calories A Day For 8 Weeks Can Save The Lives Of Millions Of Sufferers

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed by going on a low calorie diet, new research shows. Consuming just 600 calories a day for eight weeks can save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition. Newcastle University scientists said that excess calories lead to a fatty liver, which causes the liver to produce too much glucose. The excess fat is then passed to the pancreas, which causes the insulin-producing cells to fail and thus causing diabetes. Losing less than one gram of fat from the pancreas can re-start insulin production, reversing type 2 diabetes, the researchers found. This reversal of diabetes remains possible for at least ten years after the onset of the condition, lead author Professor Roy Taylor said. Such a diet helps bring about 15kg of weight loss on average. Weight loss has long been known to help reverse the condition. It's down to the patients Professor Taylor, who has spent almost four decades studying the condition, said: 'I think the real importance of this work is for the patients themselves. 'Many have described to me how embarking on the low calorie diet has been the only option to prevent what they thought - or had been told - was an inevitabl Continue reading >>

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    Jaylee said: ↑
    I have absolutely no idea what I would do if they found an outright cure.. I've had 38 years of it.
    But it would be nice to find out Jaylee

  2. Jaylee

    noblehead said: ↑
    But it would be nice to find out Jaylee Lol be my guest & go first mate....!

  3. Jaylee

    Robinredbreast said: ↑
    The human race produce's insulin from the pancreas ! Do these fanatics not realise this, but we became Type 1 because our own bodies attacked the organ and destroyed it so no more insulin Scary to read :-o Scary to read indeed...

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