Revealed an unexpected benefit of fasting
Scientists of Newcastle University have found that low-calorie diet (fasting) was able to cure type II diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes). The authors, who published in the journal The Lancet. This publication reports Science Alert.
The study involved about 300 people aged 20-65 years, diagnosed with diabetes during the previous six years. For 149 people, scientists have developed a strict diet for 3-5 months, consisting of low-calorie shakes and soups. On the day the volunteers consumed no more calories 825-853. After this period the volunteers took part in the program, which has kept weight to a new level.
The results showed that almost 90 percent of those who have lost 15 pounds, cured of diabetes. The same effect achieved 57 percent of the people that dropped 10-15 pounds, and 34 percent get rid of 5-10 pounds. In the control group, only four percent of the patients experienced remission.
When type two diabetes decreases sensitivity of tissues to insulin action. It most often develops in people over forty years and is associated with obesity.