One More Reason to Consider a High-Protein Diet

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By: Daniel Trecroci

The mainstream medical community is starting to take notice: High-protein diets work! Researchers at the University of Minnesota say a high-protein diet lowers after-meal blood glucose 40 percent in type 2s and improves overall glucose control.

However, they say longer-term studies are necessary “to determine the total magnitude of response, possible adverse effects and the long-term acceptability of the diet.”

The researchers arrived at their conclusion after 12 untreated type 2s consumed a high- and low-protein diet for five weeks each, separated by a two- to five-week washout period.

The ratio of protein to carbohydrate to fat was 30:40:30 in the high-protein diet and 15:55:30 in the control diet.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2003

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