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Lockyer M. Which eating patterns are most effective for weight reduction in type 2 diabetes? Practitioner 2014; 258 (1774):8-9

Which eating patterns are most effective for weight reduction in type 2 diabetes?

23 Sep 2014Pais-up subscribers

Eating two larger meals a day is more effective than consuming the same amount as six smaller meals in patients with type 2 diabetes who are trying to lose weight, the findings of a crossover study suggest. The Prague-based study population comprised 54 patients (29 men) with type 2 diabetes of more than one year’s duration. They had all been treated with oral hypoglycaemic drugs. Participants’ BMI ranged from 27 to 50 kg/m2 and HbA1c 6.0-11.8%, average 7.2%. The mean age was 59.4 years and mean duration of diabetes 8.1 years.

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