Sun, Aug-12-18, 03:09
To Good Health!
Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
The Sugarbriety page reminds us that this new trial of an on-line Diabetes program, and the two Virta trials, have other precedents, this one early 2017 ...and no surprise...they all get very little media attention.
KETO TROUNCES ADA DIET IN HEAD TO HEAD TRIAL
If it had gone the other way, it would've been headline news. But keto won, so you probably didn't hear about it.
Laura Saslow and her colleagues did a great little pilot online keto program plus lifestyle intervention vs online ADA advice and the differences were astonishing.
The keto group reduced their HbA levels –0.8% vs –0.3% for the ADA dieters.
55% of the keto group lowered their HbA to less than 6.5% versus none on the ADA diet.
The keto group lost 21 pounds more on average than the ADA dieters. –12.7 kg vs –3.0 kg.
90% of the keto group lost at least 5% of their bodyweight vs 29% of the ADA dieters.
The keto group lowered their triglycerides –60.1 vs –6.2 mg/dL for the ADA group.
Only 8% of the keto dieters dropped out of the study vs 46% for the ADA group.
KETO WAS VASTLY SUPERIOR to the ADA diet in:
1. Blood sugar control
2. Weight loss
3. Cardiovascular risk reduction
4. Adherence and sustainability
Next time somebody tells you the ketogenic diet is, "unproven for diabetics", "unsustainable", "bad for the heart", and "just another calorically restricted diet", show them this study. ALL those criticisms are incorrect and founded only in prejudice, not data.
An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial