By Euro Weekly News Media • 27 July 2015 • 8:00
A LIQUID diet could help reverse diabetes. Researchers at Imperial College London, are looking at the benefits of a low-calorie diet with patients with type two diabetes. It comes after a study at the University of Newcastle gave patients a low-calorie diet of soups, shakes and non-starchy vegetables.Three months later and seven of the 11 had normal blood sugar levels and had also lost weight.The Imperial College London is now looking at trialling a low-calorie diet on 90 patients who have had diabetes for up to 10 years and take insulin to treat it.Half will have nutritionally balanced soups and shakes, followed by the gradual reintroduction of food with the other participants having a standard low-calorie diet and regular exercise.Meanwhile Chinese researches say chilli extract could help women who develop diabetes during pregnancy. During a study of women who developed gestational diabetes, a daily supplement of capsaicin, a compound that gives chilli its heat, helped lower cholesterol and sugar levels.
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