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High-fat Diet Inflames Diabetic Gut, University of Warwick Study



3/30/2012 7:04:56 AM

Recommendations that people with Type 2 diabetes should eat a high-fat, low-carb diet to encourage weight loss may be misguided. Earlier research has suggested that such a diet helps weight loss and controls blood sugar levels, but new research published in the journal Diabetic Care shows that high fat intake encourages a rise in the amount of blood endotoxins—bacterial fragments that provoke inflammation. Diabetic patients show a particularly enhanced reaction to the inflammation.

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