Carbohydrate restriction, as a first-line dietary intervention, effectively reduces biomarkers of metabolic syndrome in Emirati adults.

@article{AlSarraj2009CarbohydrateRA,
  title={Carbohydrate restriction, as a first-line dietary intervention, effectively reduces biomarkers of metabolic syndrome in Emirati adults.},
  author={Taif Al-Sarraj and Hussein Saadi and Mariana C. Calle and Jeff S Volek and Maria Luz Fernandez},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 9},
  pages={1667-76}
}
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the United Arab Emirates is among the highest world-wide. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) predisposes individuals to DM; therefore, dietary interventions targeting MetS biomarkers are a high priority. We evaluated whether a carbohydrate-restricted diet (CRD) could effectively be used as a first-line therapy intervention in adult Emirati to improve the characteristics of MetS. A total of 39 participants (14 men, 25 women) 18-50 y, classified with MetS… CONTINUE READING

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