People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and beverage (shakes). Some no longer need diabetes pills, from reports, and lost weight in the process. Nearly half of the patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in the trials, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.
Dr Valter Longo, from the University of Southern California since February in a similar trial by US researchers had said people should not rush off and crash diet. He told the BBC: “It boils down to do not try this at home, this is so much more sophisticated than people realise.” In the experiments, mice were put on a modified form of a type of “fasting diet”.
Doctors are not calling this a cure. If the weight goes back on, then the diabetes will return. Trials are still on to study the long-term effect of this kind of treatment. 298 people were started on it.
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