Patients who consumed only 600 calories a day for two months were able to reverse their Type 2 diabetes, according to a groundbreaking British study. The research, involving just 11 patients, suggests a very low-calorie diet can remove fat that clogs the pancreas, allowing normal insulin secretion to be restored, according to Newcastle University.
Seven of the 11 patients remained free of diabetes three months after the study, researchers said.
As much as you might like to believe that eating bacon cheeseburgers three times a day (no buns) will magically transform you (buns included) into a sizzling piece of meat, the no-carb diet infomercials are, shall we say, fraught with problematic claims. Anyone who can think rationally can probably figure that out, but anyone who does dive into the carb-free zone might, as it turns out, lose his or her ability to figure things out in general.
A formula change leads to a more effective PowerBar—but it's not for just anyone
By Brett Zarda Posted 02.28.2008 at 4:48 pm 1 Comment
While most folks are not quite sure whats in that solidified mush known as a PowerBar, athletes have long sworn by its energy-boosting qualities. So, why then, after years of commercial success, did PowerBar announce this week that its changing its formula? The answer lies in research published in this months issue of the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.