VN: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (2024)

Author and Year:
Kahleova H, Matoulek M, Malinska H, et al. 2011
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Article Title:
Vegetarian diet improves insulin resistance and oxidative stress markers more than conventional diet in subjects with Type 2 diabetes.
Kahleova H, Matoulek M, Malinska H, Oliyarnik O, Kazdova L, Neskudla T, Skoch A, Hajek M, Hill M, Kahle M, Pelikanova T
Diabetic Medicine
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Type 2 diabetes; age 30-70 years; HbA1c between 6 and 11% (42-97 mmol/mol); BMI between 25 and 53 kg/m2; willingness to change dietary habits and follow a prescribed exercise programme.
Exclusion Criteria:
HbA1c 11% (> 97 mmol/mol); use of insulin; abuse of alcohol or drugs; pregnancy; lactation; current use of a vegetarian diet.
Research Purpose:
The aim of our study was to compare the effects of isocaloric, calorie-restricted vegetarian and conventional diabetic diets on insulin resistance, volume of visceral fat and plasma markers of oxidative stress after a 3-month dietary-intervention phase and to test whether the positive changes will be sustainable or even augmented after adding aerobic exercise training for an additional 3 months.
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Study Location:
Czech Republic
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Ministry of Health, Prague, Czech Republic