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Animal experiments show diet change could reverse diabetes

  • Animal experiments show diet change could reverse diabetes

    Summary: JAIPUR: About 50 million people suffer from diabetes in India, sometimes referred to as 'diabetes capital of the world'. Now, research on animals has shown the condition could be treated with what is called 'very low calorie diet' (VLCD). The Yale-led team's study focused on understanding the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes," Science Daily reported.The team studied VLCD, consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model with type 2 diabetes. "In the liver, VLCD lowers glucose production by: 1) decreasing the conversion of lactate and amino acids into glucose; 2) decreasing the rate of liver glycogen conversion to glucose; and 3) decreasing fat content, which in turn improves the liver's response to insulin. "Reports indicate that the disease goes into remission in many patients who undergo bariatric weight-loss surgery, which significantly restricts caloric intake prior to clinically significant weight loss.

    JAIPUR: About 50 million people suffer from diabetes in India, sometimes referred to as 'diabetes capital of the world'. Now, research on animals has shown the condition could be treated with what is called 'very low calorie diet' (VLCD). In a study published online on November 9 in the journal 'Cell Metabolism', researchers led by scientists from Yale University found VLCD can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models.News website Science Daily reported that if these findings are confirmed in people, it could pave the way for a new method of treating this chronic condition.It is estimated that one in three Americans will suffer from type 2 diabetes by 2050 , As Reported By TOI.

    According to the Newspaper,"Reports indicate that the disease goes into remission in many patients who undergo bariatric weight-loss surgery, which significantly restricts caloric intake prior to clinically significant weight loss. The Yale-led team's study focused on understanding the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes," Science Daily reported.The team studied VLCD, consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model with type 2 diabetes. Researchers tracked metabolic processes that contribute to the increased glucose production by the liver and performed a comprehensive set of analyses of key metabolic fluxes within the liver that could cause insulin resistance and increased rates of glucose production, the two processes that result in increased blood-sugar concentrations.Researchers found three major mechanisms that explain VLCD's dramatic effect of rapidly lowering blood glucose concentrations in diabetic animals.

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