Lowering fat intake to stave off diabetes

Small differences in diet – even without weight loss – can significantly affect risk for diabetes, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In this study, 69 healthy, overweight people who did not have diabetes — but were at risk for it — were placed on diets with modest reductions in either fat or carbohydrate for eight weeks.

At eight weeks, the group on the lower fat diet had significantly higher insulin secretion and better glucose tolerance and tended to have higher insulin sensitivity. These improvements indicate a decreased risk for diabetes.

Read more at University of Alabama Birmingham/newswise