Sunday, April 24, 2011

Low Carb & High Fat against diabetes

Although the Dukan Diet is focused on low fat it does share the low carb aspect of the diet mentioned in this interesting article about reversing kidney damage in diabetic mice:

A controlled diet high in fat and low in carbohydrate can repair kidney damage in diabetic mice, according to US scientists.

The study, published in journal PLoS ONE, showed a "ketogenic diet" could reverse damage caused to tubes in the kidneys by too much sugar in the blood.

In the UK around a third of the 2.8m people with either type 1 or 2 diabetes go on to develop kidney damage.

Diet 'can reverse kidney failure' in mice with diabete

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dukan in the States Video Intro

Now that the Dukan diet has reached the States there's quite some information popping up everywhere. Here's a nice introductory video to the diet:

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick tips from Dr. Dukan

Short but interesting read about the Dukan diet and it's main points in the article titled "The Dukan Diet: Like Atkins, only healthier" from

"1. Add oat bran to your diet. This fibre-packed cereal is Dukan's secret weapon.

2. Always eat breakfast (bonus points if it’s protein). Countless studies show that nibbling on something first thing in the morning results in lower calorie consumption throughout the day. Plus breakfast eaters have less trouble maintaining a healthy weight.

3. Drink lots of water — before, during and after all of your meals.

4. Get enough sleep. You’re less likely to give in to cravings after a good night’s rest.

5. Never take an escalator again. This is why the French have an easier time staying trim: They’re active at least 20 minutes a day"

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are you borderline diabetic?

Obesity and diabetes often go hand in hand so some of you might find this article about pre-diabetes quite interesting:

People who have higher-than-normal blood glucose levels that aren't quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes have pre-diabetes. In the past, individuals with pre-diabetes would have been considered "borderline diabetic."

Who's at Risk?

Over 50 million Americans over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have any of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including uncontrollable factors like age and race, and/or controllable risk factors like obesity and physical inactivity, then you are also at risk for pre-diabetes.

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