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The inability of current recommendations to control the epidemic of diabetes, the specific failure of
the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk, or general health and the
persistent reports of some serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetic medications, in
combination with the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes
and metabolic syndrome without significant side effects, point to the need for a reappraisal of
dietary guidelines. The benefits of carbohydrate restriction in diabetes are immediate and well
documented. Concerns about the efficacy and safety are long term and conjectural rather than data
driven. Dietary carbohydrate restriction reliably reduces high blood glucose, does not require
weight loss (although is still best for weight loss), and leads to the reduction or elimination of
medication. It has never shown side effects comparable with those seen in many drugs. Here we
present 12 points of evidence supporting the use of low-carbohydrate diets as the first approach to
treating type 2 diabetes and as the most effective adjunct to pharmacology in type 1. They
represent the best-documented, least controversial results. The insistence on long-term randomized
controlled trials as the only kind of data that will be accepted is without precedent in science.
The seriousness of diabetes requires that we evaluate all of the evidence that is available. The 12
points are sufficiently compelling that we feel that the burden of proof rests with those who are
2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND
12 Points of evidence
Point 1. Hyperglycemia is the most salient feature of diabetes.
Dietary carbohydrate restriction has the greatest effect on
decreasing blood glucose levels
Point 2. During the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes,
caloric increases have been due almost entirely to increased
Point 3. Benefits of dietary carbohydrate restriction do not require
Point 4. Although weight loss is not required for benefit, no
dietary intervention is better than carbohydrate restriction for
Point 5. Adherence to low-carbohydrate diets in people with type
2 diabetes is at least as good as adherence to any other dietary
interventions and is frequently significantly better.
Point 6. Replacement of carbohydrate with protein is generally
Point 7. Dietary total and saturated fat do not correlate with risk
for cardiovascular disease
Point 8. Plasma saturated fatty acids are controlled by dietary
carbohydrate more than by dietary lipids
Point 9. The best predictor of microvascular and, to a lesser extent,
macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, is
glycemic control (HbA1c)
Point 10. Dietary carbohydrate restriction is the most effective
method (other than starvation) of reducing serum TGs and
increasing high-density lipoprotein
Point 11. Patients with type 2 diabetes on carbohydrate-restricted
diets reduce and frequently eliminate medication. People with
type 1 usually require lower insulin
Point 12. Intensive glucose lowering by dietary carbohydrate
restriction has no side effects comparable to the effects of
intensive pharmacologic treatment
THOUGH THIS DOES NOT SPEAK ON LCHF WHICH I FOLLOW BUT THIS HOLDS THE CARBS AS A CULPRIT WHICH THE DRS STILL RECOMMEND TO THE EXTENT TO 60% OF A DIABETIC DIET.
THIS ALSO CLEARS THE FEAR OF DIETARY FATS WHICH WE USUALLY HAVE.
THE CULPRIT OF INCREASED SERUM FATS IS DUE TO HIGH CARBS / SUGAR INTAKE.