Low-calorie diet for 4 months `can cure diabetes`

Consuming a low-calorie diet daily for four months can cure Type 2 diabetes, a new study has revealed.

People who cut down on their calories intake had a far more significant improvement in the condition and in their general health than the medication offered.

They no longer required life- saving insulin, the level of fat built up around their hearts was considerably reduced and their cardiac function improved.

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`It is striking to see how a relatively simple intervention of a very low-calorie diet effectively cures Type 2 diabetes,` the Daily Express quoted lead author of the study, Dr Sebastiaan Hammer as saying.

`Our results show that 16 weeks of caloric restriction improved heart function in these patients.`

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`More importantly, despite regain of weight, these beneficial cardiovascular effects were persistent over the long term.`

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