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DIETARY CARBOHYDRATE RESTRICTION AS THE FIRST APPROACH IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT: CRITICAL REVIEW AND EVIDENCE BASE

In this 2015 review, a team comprising Richard Feinman, Eugene Fine, Eric Westman, and others summarizes the evidence supporting carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes. The authors provide the following definitions for different calorically restricted diets: Very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (VLCKD): 20-50 g/d of carbohydrate Low-carbohydrate diet: ... Read More
 

F STANDS FOR FRUCTOSE AND FAT

This brief 2013 review published in Nature summarizes two studies investigating the metabolic impact of fructose overconsumption, placing them in the broader context of the scientific literature. Fructose is mechanistically linked to liver fat accumulation. Unlike glucose, fructose can be converted into fat in the liver in a largely unrestricted fashion, and thus high fructose diets can lead to ... Read More