Implementing a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to manage type 2 diabetes mellitus

  title={Implementing a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to manage type 2 diabetes mellitus},
  author={Eric C Westman and Justin Tondt and Emily Maguire and William Yancy},
  journal={Expert Review of Endocrinology \& Metabolism},
  pages={263 - 272}
ABSTRACT Introduction: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached epidemic proportions in the modern world. For individuals affected by obesity-related T2DM, clinical studies have shown that carbohydrate restriction and weight loss can improve hyperglycemia, obesity, and T2DM. Areas covered: Reducing carbohydrate intake to a certain level, typically below 50 g per day, leads to increased ketogenesis in order to provide fuel for the body. Such low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets were employed to… 
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