The Cure for Obesity and Diabetes Is Processed Food (Part 3): How Nutrifoods can Actualize Health
Continued from: The Cure for Obesity and Diabetes is Processed Food (Part 2): Incentives, Influence, and Innovation .
read international headlines today, based on a randomized controlled trial published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet . Study participants were first taken off their medications for diabetes and hypertension, replaced their usual food with ~850-calorie per day liquid meal replacement shakes for 3-5 months, reintroduced regular foods back into their diets over 2-8 weeks, and also received structured support for long-term weight loss maintenance. The average participant lost an impressive 22lb and a quarter lost 33lb or more!
The clinical outcomes were equally amazing: 46% had their diabetes go into remission, and of those who lost 33lb or more, an amazing 86% had their diabetes go into remission! Almost half the participants were also able to remain off all hypertension medication with no rise in blood pressure. One of the studys lead authors, Professor Mike Lean concluded :
Our findings suggest that even if you have had Type 2 diabetes for six years, putting the disease into remission is feasible and could have extraordinary benefits, both for the individual and the NHS [UKs health care system]
Wait a minute: liquid meal replacement shakes? That cant be healthy right? The evidence suggests otherwise: to a scientist, healthy is relative, and when meal replacements are used to replace high-calorie, low-nutrient processed (junk) food, they can be extraordinarily effective and healthy in comparison.
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