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Sunday, October 18, 2015

American Diabetic Association Guideline (ADA) on diets

How are these diets the same and how are they different?

 The ADA suggests to the Doctor to consider personal preferences and metabolic goals when choosing one of them.

Dr. Lazarus tells us which diet for which circumstance at this link

I would like to point out that the DASH is high in fruits and is not for weight reduction.  It is good for reducing blood pressure. 

A VLCD or Very Low Calorie Diet is not on the ADA list.  It's too expensive and people only stay on it for a year at most. 

I am not sure why a low fat diet is on the list other than the list is from 2013.   Low fat diets have not proven to be healthy.

On the other hand a higher fat diet, like the Mediterranean diet, in Spain has reduced CV events.  Is it the olive oil, some red meat, nuts, or really the wine?   ADA says MED diet has low to moderate
 diary, eggs, red meat and wine (with meals).  A very nice diet but perhaps not a weight loss diet?

It is nice to see Low carbohydrate, high protein, high fat  diet listed on the ADA guidelines. 
Atkins or Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) is a diet that satiates with a low calorie ad libitum diet.
 See this link for a head to head trial showing this


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