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<div class="quote-block">Researchers in Canada and the United States said Thursday that people with Type 2 diabetes taking oral medications have seen dramatic improvements after switching to a low-fat, vegan diet.<br><br><br><br>
Dr. David Jenkins, who holds the Canada research chair in nutrition and metabolism at the University of Toronto, helped plan the study. He said the findings could pave the way for new ways of treating the disease.<br><br><br><br>
"We're some way from the universal application of this, but I think it may provide some very interesting leads for the more imaginative patients and the more imaginative doctors," said Jenkins...<br><br><br><br>
Traditionally, patients are given an oral medication to help the body produce more insulin to keep blood sugar levels in check. As well, a diet that requires meticulous measuring in order to cut calories and carbohydrates is usually necessary.<br><br><br><br>
Dr. Neal Barnard president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study, told a news conference in Washington on Thursday that those restrictions weren't applied with the vegan diet.<br></div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/07/27/diabetes-vegan.html" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/...tes-vegan.html</a>
 

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I was thinking about this diet and how you can eat as much as you want but I'm not sure how much fun that would be without vegetable oils. No margarine on the bread, yuck. lol
 

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The first place I read about the link between diabetes and fat was in a raw food magazine. I was rather skeptical. Then I read about the link I gave in the OP in <i>Vegetarian Voice</i> magazine. And just yesterday I read it in a British magazine that isn't vegetarian:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Although carbohydrate metabolism is disturbed in diabetes, fat metabolism is disordered too. Believe it or not, the scientific evidence, as it stands, actually points to fats, particularly saturates (found mainly in <b>meat and diary products,</b> pastries and high fat snacks for example) as being involved in the development or diabetes, whereas carbohydrates offer protection...<br><br><br><br>
... This means basing meals around carbohydrates (carbohydrates should account for around 50% or energy intake) and ensuring that the diet is low in fat, particulary saturates.<br><br><br><br>
In a nutshell, to reduce your risk or diabetes or maintain good health if you have it, make sure you are physically active, eat a healthy balanced diet and maintain a healthy body weight...<br><br><br><br>
-- <i>Yours</i> magazine Sept/Oct 2006</div>
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That study came out a couple months ago I believe, weren't there some threads here about it? I think it's SO awesome!!<br><br><br><br>
As far as no margerine on bread? Eh... It can be done. There are lots of 'spreads' that you can (sorta) develop a taste for instead of margerine.<br><br><br><br>
I have a recipe for one made from corn and a little coconut milk (I KNOW!! Sounds WEIRD!!) but it's (oddly) very "buttery" and if I felt like going to all the time and effort to whip up something all complicated like that every time I wanted a low-fat-buttery-spread... maybe I could get away with a 'diet' like that. (Or <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> if I had the motivation of diabetes that I needed to control, which I don't)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tofu-N-Sprouts</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That study came out a couple months ago I believe, <b>weren't there some threads here about it?</b> I think it's SO awesome!!</div>
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Oh, maybe, lol. I was wondering why no one was posting in this thread. It's old news!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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