Lowering fat intake can prevent diabetes

Lower fat or carbohydrates intake can stave off diabetes, even without weight loss, new research says.

In this study, 69 people were placed on diets with modest cuts in either fat or carbohydrate for eight weeks.

`At eight weeks, the group on the lower fat diet had significantly higher insulin secretion and better glucose tolerance and tended to have higher insulin sensitivity,` said Barbara Gower, professor in nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the study.

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Gower says the unique aspect of this study was that the results were independent of weight loss, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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