Type 2 diabetes: Low carb diet, without weight loss, may lower risk
A new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes — even if they do not actually lose any weight.
The research specifically looked at people with metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing certain health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
These risk factors include a large waistline, a high triglyceride level, low levels of high density lipoprotein (“good”) cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high fasting blood sugar.
For a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, a person must meet three of these criteria.
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