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A publication of Unit Inovasi Khas, Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Malaysia
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study carried out by a team of researchers from Newcastle University Medical School in the UK found that an extremely low calorie diet overa period of two months had the effect of reversing Type 2 diabetes.The study was carried out over a two-month period with a daily diet that consisted of a 600-calorie food (consisting of liquid diet and non-starchy vegetables)
intake per day. Out of a total of eleven volunteers who took part in the clinical trial,
seven were tested to be free of diabetes three months after the end of the trialwhen they went back to their normal diet.Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition caused by excess glucose in the blood. Excess glucose in the blood is harmful to internal organs in the long term as the glucose is converted into fat which tends to be deposited in internal organs
like the liver and pancreas.
This results in the pancreas not being able to produce insulin that breaks down excess glucose. The diet used in the trial had the effect of reducing the fatty deposits in the pancreas, thereby restoring the pancreas to its insulin-producing capability.At present, an estimated 1.4 million Malaysians (or one is six adults above the ageof 30), suffer from diabetes, of which 98 per cent have Type 2 diabetes. This study could prove to be ground-breaking for sufferers to get their lives back to normal.The research team from Newcastle University was led by Professor Roy Taylorand of which a team member is a Malaysian endriconologist, Dr Lim Ee Lin.
Reversal of Type 2 diabetes.
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