Paleo Diabetes Type 2 Reversal Studies – Here’s 3 Of Them
I have been fascinated by the Paleo diet for about 4 years and been leading a Paleo lifestyle for nearly two years now. Coming from a science background myself (biochemist), I have always looked to scientific studies that prove something before I actually believe it because, numbers don’t lie.
As you have probably read, I have collected over 3000 papers on studies related to the Paleo diet and would like to share with you today 3 really important studies that I came across that really got me thinking that this Paleo diet could actually help. The studies were linked to
Paleo Diabetes Type 2 Reversal Studies
Here’s 3 recent studies
In this study, 29 patients that had heart disease and type 2 diabetes were asked to follow a strict Paleo diet for 12 weeks.
The main changes that the scientists observed were big changes in the subjects weight, waist circumference, glucose levels in the blood and plasma insulin levels.
The bottom line was that the patients on the Paleo diet experienced a 26% decrease in blood sugar levels. These patients also reduced their waist circumference by an average of 5.6 cm!
This research proves that a Paleo diet improves one’s glucose tolerance and help with type 2 diabetes.
Now in this study carried out by the department of clinical science, Lund university compared the effects of patients on a Paleo diet and patients on a diabetes diet.
In this study, 13 patients who had diabetes for an average of 9 years each were asked to go on a Paleo diet for 3 months and then a diabetes diet (designed for people with diabetes)
The results are pretty eye opening. They concluded that a Paleo diet was better for glycemic control for the subjects and helped them improve their cardiovascular risk factors.
Scientists at the Lund university actually claim that the Paleo diet is better than a prescribed diabetes diet for patients who have type 2 diabetes.
In this third study carried out in 2014 by the Louis Bolk Institute in Netherlands, researchers aimed to take out weight loss from equation (as with the studies above) so that the effect of the diet alone can be monitored (rather than the effect of weight loss as well).
How they did this was by taking 34 subjects with metabolic syndrome (either type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular diseases) and putting them on a Paleo diet for two weeks. Only 32 completed the study. During the course of the study, measures were taken to keep body weight constant in all subjects so the effects of diet can be monitored without the effects of weight loss.
The results they got was the Paleo diet reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Although they tried to keep weight constant, the Paleo diet caused subjects to lose weight.
In conclusion, the researchers were confident that being on the Paleo diet for two weeks caused the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with forms of metabolic syndrome.
Paleo Diabetes Type 2 Reversal Studies
Is this conclusive enough for you?
Science and numbers don’t lie. Maybe it’s as a result of weight loss but the Paleo diet has proven to be beneficial for those with heart conditions, diabetes and forms of metabolic syndrome.
Here’s an infographic of Diabetes around the world!
So what aren’t more people on the Paleo diet?
Some say it costs too much! Can you really put a price on your health?
Heres a Video Interview Carried Out By The Paleo Doc Herself
I like to think of Paleo as a lifestyle not a diet. For me it’s a way of life and I love it. I wake up feeling amazing and I get through my day feeling amazing. I also sleep really well.
Don’t make the same mistakes I made when I first started, the Paleo lifestyle is easy if you know how.
What are your thoughts on this? Would love to hear from you in the comments below?
PS – Before you start on the Paleo Diet, take moment to check out my free eBook. It will save you a ton of time as I share the mistakes I made first time round and how to fix them.
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