Although many Physicians and Dietitians often recommend a diet that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat, Medical Xpress reported on January 15th, 2014 that obese people with diabetes are able to lose weight on high-protein diets and, in fact, see improvements in both cardiovascular and renal health, despite initial concerns about the impact on their renal health.
Published online by the journal Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases and in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, "High-protein diets are commonly used in our community, but concerns have been raised about the potential harmful effects of these diets on diabetic people's renal function, which is often already compromised due to their condition," says senior author Professor Peter Clifton.
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Contrary to expected outcomes those who chose a high protein diet lost 9% of their body weight as opposed to 6% by those on the standard diet. Hence, a high protein diet proved to be more effective in ensuring weight lose and improvements to renal health, blood sugar levels as well as overall cardiovascular health; all of which are concerns for both Diabetic and Chronic Kidney Disease patients.
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These benefits were seen in participants on both the high-protein diet and the standard diet, which is a good message for diabetic people who are looking to lose weight and improve their quality of life. KidneyBuzz.com provides daily coverage on how to live a better quality of life for those suffering with Kidney Disease, Diabetes or both (more that 43% of CKD patients suffer with Diabetes). Visit our new SHOP section for tailored products as well as Follow Us on Twitter and Like our Facebook Fan Page.
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Ellis, David. "Diabetics Benefit from High-protein Diets without Risk, Study Finds." Http://medicalxpress.com/. Medical Xpress.