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"Low-fat, vegan diet hailed for Type 2 diabetes"


Source: CBC.CA

Published: 27 Jul 2022

Category: Other

Rating: (1½ stars)

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Researchers in Canada and the United States said Thursday that people with Type 2 diabetes taking oral medications have seen dramatic improvements after switching to a low-fat, vegan diet.

Dr. David Jenkins, who holds the Canada research chair in nutrition and metabolism at the University of Toronto, helped plan the study. He said the findings could pave the way for new ways of treating the disease....

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Criteria Rating
Total Score 2 of 9
Availability of Treatment Satisfactory (?)
Novelty of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
Disease Mongering Satisfactory (?)
Treatment Options Not Satisfactory (?)
Costs of Treatment Not Applicable
Evidence Not Satisfactory (?)
Quantification of Benefits of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
Harms of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
Sources of Information Not Satisfactory (?)
Relies on Press Release Not Applicable
Quantification of harms of treatment Not Satisfactory (?)

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Considering the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, this potentially could turn to a very interesting story if it provided some essential information such as type of the study, type and cost of the vegan diet in more details, concomitant anti-diabetic medication in each group and quantitative data on the benefits and harms of this intervention compared to the traditional diabetes regimen.
While it is unfortunate that this story lacks much needed detail, and stands as an interesting but subjective description of a clinical trial, it is good to see such research being done. .

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