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Low Carbohydrate Diet Interventions for Diabetes: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: April 21, 2017
Project Number: RB1084-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding the use of a low carbohydrate diet in obese adults with diabetes?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of a low carbohydrate diet in obese adults with diabetes?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews with meta-analyses, 13 randomized controlled trials, and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of low carbohydrate diets for obese adults with type II diabetes or prediabetes. Additionally, one evidence-based guideline was identified.

Tags

diabetes mellitus, diabetic diet, diet, carbohydrate-restricted, prediabetic state, diabetes, low carb, low carbohydrate, carb restricted, carbohydrate restricted, paleo diet, paleolithic diet