Nutritional Effects of Insulin Resistance

Summary

Insulin resistance (IR) is present in the vast majority of persons suffering from the most prevalent chronic diseases currently experienced in the developed and developing world. This research aims to show that the modern diet of highly processed foods high in carbohydrates, sugar and vegetable oils are especially damaging to the health of those with insulin resistance. Whereas a diet that restricts these foodstuffs improves the health of those with IR.

We help researchers and health professionals translate clinical outcomes from LCHF interventions into academic publications. The Insulin Resistance Model of Chronic Ill Health (IRMCIH) model’s explanations for interventions are tested based on patients’ real-world compliance and their outcomes.

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Past Studies

Improving food preferences through a nutrition education programme: An evaluation comparing evidence from survey and behavioural measures

The effects of a low-carbohydrate, high fat diet on diabetes related physiological mechanisms.

Summary

Low carbohydrate high fat (LCHF) diets are an effective means for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) to improve glucose control and reduce medication use, however there are still many unanswered questions about the diet. For example, there is much confusion as to what actually constitutes an effective LCHF diet in practice and little is known about the perceptions and experiences of T2D patients who follow an LCHF diet. The physiological mechanisms of how the diet improves glucose control and affects health are not clearly understood. Understanding these mechanisms is important if LCHF diets are to be widely accepted for managing T2D because there are still concerns that the high fat component of the diet will negatively impact other aspects of diabetes pathology.

Primary Research Outputs

Christopher C Webster, Tamzyn E Murphy, Kate M Larmuth, Timothy D Noakes, James A Smith. Diet, Diabetes Status, and Personal Experiences of Individuals with Type 2 diabetes Who Self-Selected and Followed a Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet.

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