Aussie research backs low-carb high-fat diet in type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes on a low carbohydrate, high fat (LC) diet do better than those on a high carbohydrate, low fat (HC) diet, Australian researchers say.

Their randomised trial of 115 patients shows more than half the patients on a LC diet experienced a 20% or greater reduction in the antiglycaemic medication score, compared with one fifth on the HC diet.

Patients on the LC diet