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Dr Newburg uses a high fat diet to treat diabetes

January 1, 1921

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The Use of a High Fat Diet in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus - Second Paper: Blood Sugar

L.H. Newburgh

Weight Control
Type 2 Diabetes
Carnivore Diet
Ketogenic Diet

"We reported briefly the results of an investigation of the effect of a diet whose energy came largely from fat, to which was added sufficient protein to maintain nitrogen balance and the minimal carbohydrate necessitated in making up a diet that a human being can eat over a long period of time. It was shown that with such a diet, glycosuria was avoided in severe diabetics, and that acidosis was not produced. The twenty-eight cases contained in Table 1 show that a high fat diet such as we have used is capable of bringing the blood sugar down to normal and keeping it at that level during the period of observation."