A new study has found that consuming a low-carbohydrate diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
In a new study led by Tulane University, researchers said that low-carbohydrate diets reduce hemoglobin A1c (which indicates blood sugar levels) in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Doctors usually recommend a low-carbohydrate diet to diabetic patients, but there is very limited evidence on whether eating less carbohydrates can affect blood sugar in diabetic patients or people who are about to suffer from this disease.
Generally, low-carbohydrate diets focus on proteins and non-starchy vegetables, while limiting the consumption of grains, fruits, bread, sweet and starchy vegetables and fruits.
According to experts, according to dietary guidelines given to Americans, carbohydrates provide 45 to 65 percent of the calories taken by a person daily. Carbohydrates account for between 900 and 1,300 of the 2,000 calories a day.
In contrast, limiting carbohydrates from 20 grams to 57 grams yields 80 to 240 calories.
In this new study, the low-carbohydrate diet group set a target of consuming less than 40 grams of carbohydrates in the first three months and reduced this target to 60 grams in three to six months.
The study, published in JAMA Network Open, involved 150 people between the ages of 40 and 70 whose blood sugar levels ranged from the condition to diabetes before they were diagnosed with diabetes, and among them were people who did not take diabetes medication