Snacking should be avoided in type 2 diabetes

Larger but less frequent meals is the mantra type 2 diabetes patients should be adhering to if they want to keep their weight and blood glucose in check, researchers say.

Eating only breakfast and lunch reduced body weight, liver fat content, fasting plasma glucose, C-peptide and glucagon, and increased insulin sensitivity, more than the same calorie restriction split into six meals, the randomised cross-over study of 54 adults with type 2 diabetes found,