Can high-protein diets lower diabetes risk?
|Can high-protein diets lower diabetes risk?||Darrell Miller||02/21/17|
February 21, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Can high-protein diets lower diabetes risk?
There is a question on whether, or not high protein diets can lower the diabetes risk. A small weight loss study was done and in it, women on a high protein diet lost weight, but they did not see any improvements in insulin sensitivity, which helps lower the risk of getting diabetes.
- A high protein diet in post menopausal women does not prevent diabetes
- Post menopausal women who eat a recommended amount of protein in their diet improve their insulin sensitivity better than those on a high protein diet
- It is unknown why the extra amount of protein does not improve insulin sensitivity. Studies need to be done in men and women already diagnosed with type 2 DM.
"The women who ate the recommended amount of protein saw big benefits in metabolism, led by a 25 to 30 percent improvement in their insulin sensitivity."