[LMB] Just read... _The Obesity Myth_

quietann quietann at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 17:04:11 BST 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Andrew Barton
<andrew.157barton at btinternet.com> wrote:
 There is a vocal minority of diabetics who have benefited from
following them, but conventional medical opinion still opposes them
for any diabetic.  There's no clinical evidence for their benefits to
diabetics, and the way the diet seems to work is by putting stress on
the pancreas.  That sounds to me like a good way to get type 1
diabetes to go with your type 2.

It's actually more a kidney issue than anything else... A diet high in
protein places a lot of stress on the kidneys, and a lot of diabetics
have somewhat compromised kidney function already.

Any diet that has you testing for urine ketones every day to be sure
you are maintaining mild ketosis, is going to be hard on the kidneys.

quietann at gmail.com

aka "The Accidental Jewess"

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