At least in mice, a strong caloric restriction seems to revert type 2 diabetes. After data collection, trials on this method could be done in humans to check if it is equally effective .
Does it have a cure?
The diabetes mellitus type 2 or non-insulin-dependent diabetes accounts for 80-90% of the cases. The number of people affected by this pathology is increasing all over the world in an accelerated way. And, judging by the results in mice, it could have a cure in humans.
The study by researchers at Yale University in New Haven only 3 days with a very low calorie diet (human level would be less than 800 calories a day) were enough to reverse the markers of type 2 diabetes in the diabetic rodents. As explained Gerald I. Shulman co-author of the work published in the journal Cell Metabolism :
Using this approach to comprehensively interrogate the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, we show that it is A combination of three mechanisms is responsible for the rapid reversal of hyperglycemia after a very low-calorie diet.
There is still, however, a test with humans, as it adds Rachel J. Perry co-author of the study:
Our findings, if translated to humans, would suggest that [estos tres mecanismos] could be potential therapeutic targets to reduce plasma glucose in those with type 2 diabetes.
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