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How Not to Die from Diabetes

August 26, 2019


“How Not to Die from Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes can be prevented,
arrested, and even reversed with a plant-based diet, something
we’ve known since back in the 1930s. Within 5 years, about a quarter of the diabetics
were able to get off insulin altogether. But plant-based diets are
relatively low calorie diets. Maybe their diabetes just got better
because they lost so much weight. To tease that out, what
you need to do is a study where you switch people
to a healthy diet, but force them to eat so much food
that they don’t lose any weight. Then we could see if plant-based
diets have specific benefits beyond just all the easy weight loss. Well, we’d have to wait
44 years, but here it is. Subjects were weighed every day,
and if they started losing weight, they were made to eat more food — in fact, so much more food that
some of the participants had problems eating it all. They were like, “Oh, not
another salad. Ugh!” But they eventually adapted,
so no significant weight change despite restricting meat,
eggs, dairy and junk. So with zero weight loss did
a plant-based diet still help? Overall insulin requirements
were cut about 60%, and half the diabetics were able
to get off their insulin altogether despite no change in weight. How many years did that take? No, 16 days — 16 days later. So we’re talking diabetics who’ve
had diabetes as long as 20 years — injecting 20 units of insulin a day. And then as few as 13 days later,
they’re off all their insulin altogether, thanks to less than two weeks on a plant-
based diet even with zero weight loss. Diabetes for 20 years, then off all
insulin in less than two weeks. Diabetes for 20 years, because no one
had told her about a plant-based diet. Here’s patient #15: 32 units of
insulin on the control diet, and then 18 days later on none —lower
blood sugars on 32 units less insulin. That’s the power of plants. And that was without
any weight loss. His body just started working
that much better! And as a bonus, their cholesterol dropped
like a rock, to under 150 — in 16 days. Just like moderate changes in diet usually
only result in moderate reductions in cholesterol, how moderate
do you want your diabetes? “Everything in moderation” may be
a truer statement than some people realize. Moderate changes in diet can leave
diabetics with moderate blindness, moderate kidney failure,
moderate amputations — maybe just a couple
toes or something. Moderation in all things is
not necessarily a good thing. Remember that study that purported
to show that diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful
to health as smoking, suggesting that people who
eat lots of animal protein are four times as likely to die
from cancer or diabetes. But if you look at the actual study,
you’ll see that’s simply not true. Those eating a lot of animal
protein didn’t have just four times the risk
of dying from diabetes, they had 73 times the risk
of dying from diabetes. Now those who chose moderation (only eating a moderate
amount of animal protein) they just had 23 times
the risk of death from diabetes.

99 Comments

  • Reply Han Boetes October 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

    You can lead the horse to waterโ€ฆ

  • Reply Marcin Kaczmarek October 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Actually the hardest part about being vegan is seeing loved ones suffer from preventable lifestyle-related health diseases like this.

  • Reply Pam Spicer October 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Are there any studies on T1 diabetics?

  • Reply AFOL MAN October 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing!๐ŸŒฑ

  • Reply Nerds and Nutrition October 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Both of my parents suffer from type 2 diabetes, and it is so incredibly frustrating and heartbreaking to watch them struggle with a preventable condition. Sometimes we can only lead by example…

  • Reply stringbender57 October 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    These studies are astoundingly true! I myself dropped from an ha1c of 9.9 to a 7.9 in just 60 days on the plant based starch based diet. My cholesterol dropped from 238 to 173. I also lost 32 pounds! I ended up losing a total of 50 pounds and never went hungry! This is for real people.

  • Reply Judy FIELDS DAVIS October 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you so much. My beautiful niece just died last Saturday from heart disease, direct complication of diabetes. She was so beautiful and a great human being

  • Reply Spartan Elf October 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Amazing. You never dissapoint Dr Greger!

  • Reply Burt Toone October 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks, what is your opinion of ketogenic diet related to
    Diabetes?

    Love

  • Reply Chacha5678 October 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I'm sad because I spread SO MUCH information to my mom on a weekly basis about the health benefits of a whole foods vegan diet, and yet just the other day, she cooked a giant cured turkey she ordered for $50-100

  • Reply Poo Paa October 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hi and thanks for what you do Dr , I have question .?!
    My mother went days on whithout any food and she had to take 32 – 34 units because she had like 20 + Morning evening.
    MY QUESTION IS ; HOW STRESS
    INFLUENCE diabetes ???

  • Reply Kirk H October 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    New video looks great.
    My father has nickle poisoning from his stint and has mild reactions to about 80% of all plants. He says it could be from the mineral content of the plants. He normally eats mostly meat. Pound for pound do you think plants have more heavy metals or minerals then meat?

  • Reply Sree Ss October 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    You are simply amazing Dr.Greger, objective no-nonsense and hilarious!!

  • Reply MarionJ_Vegan October 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Dr. Greger, thanks for all that you do ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Reply OSUHARDING1 - A TECHNIC EXPERIENCE October 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Dr, do you only eat a plant based diet? Practice what you preach?

  • Reply Richard October 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I was at a chocolate festival today (fk vegans, I got camel milk chocolate)

  • Reply K G October 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Bullshit

  • Reply Eat Food Not Animals October 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Most "diseases" should be reclassified as carnist diseases, it would be more reflective of the truth. Diabetes = Carnibetes

  • Reply ArifuzeToLose October 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Can you do a video on water? pH, minerals, salts…I still have no idea if it's a problem drinking acidic water or beneficial to drink basic water.

  • Reply houston34 October 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    my father has type 2 diabetes, but he was never really a "fat guy", something like 170 for 5'10 height, but now he is lean like a
    teenager, he's like only 130, diabetes turned his body into this ketosis mode, he still eats like a normal person, and taking his diabetes drug after each meal i think. doctor suggested him to just switch to insulin altogether, but he is quite resist on that injection method. it's so sad to watch him lost some much weight, he's eating a healthy diet, lean meat and eggs, almost no animal fat, lots of veges, normal carbohydrates, limited fruits, no alcohol, no cigarettes. his blood sugar condition is not getting any better (or worse).

  • Reply Dolly Woofwoofer October 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    lul i ate a burger the other day for the first time in forever and i felt like i was going to die of a heart attack. how the fuck you meat eaters eat that shit on the daily???????

  • Reply Flash Man October 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Dr. Greger is my hero.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply DailyLGS October 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    These new videos are on point! Perfect format to send to a friend (or parent :p)

  • Reply Natalie Renee October 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    WHY IS THERE NEVER INFORMATION ON TYPE 1 DIABETES?! I can never find any and have messaged you and other professionals for help and have yet to receive a single reply! PLEASE DO TYPE 1 DIABETES

  • Reply Katherine Fein October 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I learn so much form you. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

  • Reply Old Earthling Carl October 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    These latest "How not to die from" videos covering major health conditions are pure gold, brilliant resources for those needing the info quickly and to the point ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply TestingU 4Research October 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    The study states that results was from "eliminating meat, eggs, dairy, and junk" — how do we know it wasn't just the elimination of "junk" that was than main factor?
    How do we know that a whole foods diet of primarily fresh whole raw fruits, vegetables, whole unprocessed grains, legumes, raw nuts, with a 2-3 servings per week of lean organic locally raised animal products would not get the same result?

  • Reply Shaahin October 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I wish I could subscribe Dr.Greger channel twice. Once is not enough for showing my appreciation and enthusiasm. A "fortified" subscribe needed

  • Reply andrea a October 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    That's enough to make any diabetic really fucking upset with their doctor for not being told about being able to reverse their diabetes with plants. I know I was fucking pissed, And I have type 1.

  • Reply Major Fitness TV October 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Madd

  • Reply Kari C October 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    It's weird seeing you seated! I'm used to seeing you on the treadmill desk haha! maybe next video a stroll in the park?

  • Reply Corvux IX October 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Doc is looking like he's about to drop dead. Is he sick?

  • Reply Alessandro October 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    what macro ration do you recommend ? 70 20 10 80 10 10 ? or ?

  • Reply Ronnie & Minh October 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Patients don't want a plant based diet, they want prescriptions.

  • Reply Igor Lyubimov-Shootov October 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Yeah, moderate diet and maybe moderate amputation)

  • Reply Myron Macklin October 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Love the way he talks. His….. cadence …is infectious ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Madame Traffic Jam October 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Wow. I'm having a lot of trouble to get this information through to my dad, who has been diabetic for almost thirty years, and even did one of those stomach operations to loose weight (he still has his weight down after five years), so I want to thank you Dr Greger for always making your videos so short and to the point. It makes them very easy to share and hopefully more people will watch through the end.
    I've been doing the daily dozen for almost two months now (switching from an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet full of junk food), and I have noticed a huge improvement on my life, from less mental health issues, less constipation, better sleeping patterns and just a better feeling about food in general.

  • Reply Lift Vegan October 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Wow. Amazing study!!

  • Reply Carl B October 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Are the mainstream doctors that ignore this information incompetent or corrupt?

  • Reply Georgia Elle October 8, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Love this new format where we get to see Dr Greger's face. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply millie vanillie October 8, 2016 at 2:32 am

    diabeetus

  • Reply Michael McMillan October 8, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Can you please show the exact diet these people were eating?

  • Reply Twistedhippy October 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Can anybody tell me if there are any large studies showing 100% or close success rate in reversing Diabetes.
    To my knowledge the success is good but not certain.
    I open to be wrong so thanks in advance.

  • Reply cyc00000 October 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Legend! thanks so much for posting this.

  • Reply Mary J October 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

    great series Dr. Greger! Thank you so much for what you do! I owe you my health

  • Reply Muff Muncher October 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Sample size for those 73 and 23 fold figures was n=1. Oh my god, where do you start with this BS again… sure plant based diets are not unhealthy… but this whack job is is presenting the data like if you only do a plant based diet in moderation you still have a 23 fold chance of dying of diabetes…. absolute bullshit… not what the study concludes at all… the study was authored by someone who manufactures plant based foods. The confidence interval on the 73 fold figure is between 4 and 1200… the sample size of the diabetes mortality in the low group was n=1. Even the paper states it as inconclusive and suggests that the high protein diet could be a result of the diabetes diagnoses… the paper also says high protein in older age has protective qualities…

    stop spruking numbers without qualitication which were a bi-line reference in a study with no bearing on the paper's conclusion.

  • Reply TheAltruismActivist October 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Diabetes IS a choice!

  • Reply Nasa October 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    irrelevant point: the thumbnail looks like kenny from south park ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Adam Nickels October 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I have reactive hypoglycemia. Anytime I eat potatoes or rice my B.S. dips into the low 20s leaving my extremely disoriented. I like being vegan but I'm having a hard time finding a staple I can feed my family on the regular. Any thoughts?

  • Reply Angela Catalano October 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you!! Can you do a video on your story of your journey to developing your education and career?

  • Reply Surge Gainsbruh October 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Hi there, this is an unrelated post to the video in question but it seems the best way to contact is through a message below a video. My question: is there any science on whether there is a risk to children raised vegan from birth of developing egg allergies?

  • Reply FruitsHeal October 10, 2016 at 12:25 am

    So amazing! I have switched to a WFPB diet and it is making a difference. My blood sugar level is coming down. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Tommy Vercity October 10, 2016 at 11:57 am

    what in the world should I eat then? !!

  • Reply Malene Jensen October 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Now we need a video on type 1 diabetes. I've heard that a JW Anderson did some research with a high carb, high fiber diet and had excellent results.

  • Reply Just Survive to Thrive - Karen McGhan October 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Awesome video! Can I just say I love Dr. Greger?!

  • Reply Smart-Bot Auto Trader October 11, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Wow , this is awesome information !

  • Reply Vincenzo Cocotti October 11, 2016 at 2:47 am

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/457708-millet-diabetes/

  • Reply Swankster October 11, 2016 at 3:34 am

    so the whole point of this: Diabetes 2 IS A CHOICE!

  • Reply Wak Job October 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Yeah, you don't have to turn into a dogmatic, militant, angry health nut to get healthy.
    Just adapt to a few better eating habits. Cut way down on meat, dairy, and processed junk.
    Reach for more fruits, veggies, seeds & nuts. Oh, and beans!

  • Reply DStray Cat October 12, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Excellent video ๐Ÿ™‚ I was Type 2 diabetic… When I was diagnosed I looked at my diet and found that I was still eating all of the foods that I grew up with… All of the sugar, meats and crap… I decided to throw out my Mother's and Grandmother's Cookbook and build my own… I have been slowly writing my own book… "Change the Menu and Change your Life"… Now I am no longer Diabetic but I still have the odd craving for meats… Being that a purely vegetarian diet lacks some elements my body still craves their sources… Meat… So, what to do…??? We cannot get everything we need from one source… There are some things we can get only from meat sources… That's why, as a bit of a "Prepper", I make and store "Pemmican"… I am turned onto a High Fat Diet, Low carbs and moderate Proteins… Even my Pemmican is an example of that… I do not use the traditional recipe, but adjust it to my current diet… Instead or 50/50 meat to fat, I use 25/75 meat to fat and about 15% Berries and additions… I dunno… Maybe you could do some research into my recipe… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Viajera82 October 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I'm going to show this to my mom. Thanks for another great video!

  • Reply Ahmad Rashid October 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    i was 600lbs morbidly obese then I listened to durianrider's advice and drank 3 liters of sprite a day to lose weight. 6 weeks later I am now 170lbs weight at 9%bodyfat! I am competing in my first natural physique contest this weekend.

  • Reply jpmathematician October 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Great video!

  • Reply Joe Grant October 16, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Dr Greger – can you look into modern day wheat – and discuss the big controversy about how there is really no organic wheat anymore – (they say)- and uncover lies and truths on this subject please?

  • Reply Nightmares X October 17, 2016 at 3:34 am

    This video was brilliant!

  • Reply Altex lan October 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    finally I have the cure for diabetes. it is simple but you need to adjust your body to accept the cure. it work in 3 days time.after 30 years of searching n suffering. now I m cured.
    God taught me…..thanks
    remember there is no one thing that will cure your diabetes. you have to do many thingssss.

  • Reply Rob K October 25, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Dr Greger. In 2008 the NEJM studies reported that they know the components that cause type 1 diabetes.
    1) genetic predisposition (you cannot get an auto-immune condition that isn't in your genes)
    2) intestinal permeability (causes of: gliadin from barley wheat and rye, glyphosate and all grains etc…)
    3) Bovine protein introduced before the first 3 years of age. (the antigen that gets into the blood that engages the immune system, collateral damage occurs when the immune system mistakes your beta cells instead of the bovine) Bovine and Beta Cells are structurally similar on a molecular level and that is why your immune system cannot tell the difference and attacks you instead of the antigen.
    4) chromium/vanadium deficiencies
    And PubMed.gov reports multiple studies that link the MMR vaccine to the onset of type 1 (auto-immune) diabetes.
    Thank you for finally announcing this 2008 information. No other doctors will even talk about the cause. So it is no wonder that eliminating the cause will reverse disease in some patients. (cause being Dairy and all grains and avoiding vaccines that engage your immune system.
    Thanks for finally bringing this to light.

  • Reply StarFlower99654 October 26, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Dr Greger, I love watching you talk much better. Your enthusiasm makes the video!

  • Reply That Vegan Jade October 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Great video!! I was wondering what your position is with regards to Indigenous people with diabetes? In Canada diabetes rates for Indigenous peoples is reaching 10.3% off reserve and 17.2% on reserve. What the Canadian Diabetes Association and the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association promote is of course low-carb, but also traditional which includes hunting and eating animals and a lot of the blame for these growing rates is placed on refined carbs. Some research has also pointed to a possible increased sensitivity to glucose that Indigenous peoples may possess that has lead to Canadian health organizations pushing low carb for these populations. In addition there is also the influence of social determinants of health that would make implementing a plant based diet difficult for remote fly in communities where growing seasons are short and flying in food is expensive. On top of that there is the cultural element as well where veganism is seen as colonial, and hunting is seen as traditional. It's tough to unpack all of this. Is plant based a good option for Indigenous people?
    Thank you!

  • Reply fitzgard87 November 2, 2016 at 9:51 am

    how does it come that people cure t2-diabetes with a ketogenic diet? riddle me this

  • Reply D Master January 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    not all plant based diets are created equal. I'm sure you're talking about whole food unprocessed plant based diets as opposed to highly refined high carb high processed oil high coconut oil plant based diet. it's also assume that the plant based diet has sufficient EPA and DHA. some people lack the enzyme to convert flax oil to DHA. so without enough EPA and DHA you're probably die from cardiovascular disease before you get diabetes

  • Reply Ger March 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    genio โค๏ธ

  • Reply jamuna April 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Is Hybetez Remedy useful to cures your hypertension naturally? I have read a lot of good stuff about this Hybetez Remedy (look on google search engine).

  • Reply rafisleo1 June 26, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I love this guy…:)

  • Reply J. Fabricio Elรญas October 22, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Great video!

  • Reply Jason Scorse January 4, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Vegan forever!

  • Reply John C January 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Are you supposed to avoid fruits and roots? Im a bit confused? My dads 2hr post eating fruit(banana or papaya) is still over 200mg/dL and it makes him really dizzy.

  • Reply Nelson Barrantes January 18, 2018 at 3:32 am

    How moderate do you want your diabetes? Haha!
    Moderation in all things is not necessarily a good thing.

  • Reply Laura From NY February 24, 2018 at 4:23 am

    This guy doesn't know what he is talking about–I am someone who had been eating VERY CLEAN OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS (like paleo–no processed foods, only complex carbs, good quality meats and healthy fats). I then became hypothyroid and TRIED the vegan diet, only to discover that on top of this, I ended up with SO many health issues over time, with that diet (IT WAS A CLEAN VEGAN DIET) that I BECAME a Type 2 over the course of 3 years (I only know this as was having ongoing bloodwork done because I was hypothyroid)!! I went on the Ketogenic diet and my blood sugar came down tremendously within 3 weeks and I lost 30 pounds over 5 months!!!

    PEOPLE, NONE OF THESE"EXPERTS" KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!! Now, after being on the Keto Diet for 18 months, am having some issues as a woman with sleep and anxiety.

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG TERM ANSWER IS BUT I DO KNOW THAT ALL OF THESE "EXPERTS" ARE ANNOYING — AS THEY ARE ALMOST ALWAYS MEN–they simply seem to be unable to acknowledge the physiological difference between men and women … and how these various type diets work DIFFERENTLY on men and women…and probably SO many other factors involved!!!!

  • Reply Robin Rae March 9, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Iโ€™m vegan – and now at 55 Iโ€™m becoming insulin resistant! Iโ€™m 5โ€™5โ€ and 125lbs. Exercise every day! Active! Donโ€™t eat processed or fried foods. So your theory here doesnโ€™t work for all!

  • Reply lockhrt999 March 14, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    This channel is house shit

  • Reply dave houston April 2, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Isn't lack of exercise also a factor in diabetics?

  • Reply Lesik Pog June 5, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I don't think it's a good idea to present the video "how not to die from diabetes" with that sarcastic tone. It's a sensitive issue, so that telemarketing attitude is a bit inappropriate, in my opinion.

  • Reply Letthere belight June 17, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Gen. 1: 29 Yahweh wrote in the scripture the CURE for every disease known to mankind. Apricot kernels 100 % cure and prevent cancer. Science proves this. Bless you.

  • Reply Ah Chong August 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Plant base diet? That is so painful. Can I exercise more and eating some unhealthy food for some fun at times?

  • Reply bob smith August 5, 2018 at 9:22 am

    talk louder my grand mother cannot hear you

  • Reply Justin peterson peterson August 10, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Intermittent fasting can also reverse diabetes, I didnโ€™t know about the plant based approach. Very good to know!

  • Reply Adam Warlock September 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I was pre-diabetics the doctors had my blood tested and recommended I gave up carbs(btw I wasn't on the s.a.d I was on the Latin American diet, mostly beef and corn). Not being one to take things at face value I did some research. I decided to try the rice diet. I know it's basically all carbs and the doctor told me to cut down on carbs but, based on the data it made the most sense. I'm down 70lbs I'ma get my blood work done again and see if I'm diabetic or not

  • Reply Bee Mull September 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you for the resources. I just got diagnosed and it has been a struggle. My Grandma passed because of mishandling her diabetes. So I am trying to take this seriously. I downloaded this ebook and it helped me. https://bit.ly/2PLR6Vk I wish everyone good luck and well wishes.

  • Reply Roderick Fraser September 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    The Doctor should address this article:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7280954/high-cholesterol-heart-disease-evidence/

    This could be dangerous to a lot of people

  • Reply Goodness September 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Are we allowed to reuse your videos to emphasise personal opinion of various possible diets. Thank you.

  • Reply kylee C October 4, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Yeah right! If all you had to do was stop eating meat and dairy for 16 days to not have diabetes then no one would have it. Stop with the pseudo science.

  • Reply Tony Seels October 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Are there any trials / tests that show Type2 diabetes reversal on Amputees? Can they stop their diabetes and live long lives after surgery if they follow a PBD?

  • Reply John Tokarski November 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    What kind of plants? Potatoes? Bananas? Papaya? Pineapple?
    Rice?

  • Reply Radu Antoniu February 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I was excited about the second study, the one that showed people with diabetes could get off insulin with a vegan diet. So I read the full text https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/ajcn/32.11.2312 and it turns out the patients were following a mostly but not exclusively plant-based diet. Nowhere in the text is it mentioned that the patients weren't eating animal products and in table 2 we can see they were consuming 65 mg of cholesterol a day which is equivalent to about 80g of chicken breast or 70g of cheddar. I'm disappointed that Dr Greger failed to mention this. Another detail that was omitted is that the study was done on lean people which is very important considering we're talking about diabetes. The study is still a strong piece of evidence for the power of vegan diets but let's be honest when we present data. Eating small amounts of animal products most likely does not hurt our health but it's wrong for moral reasons.

  • Reply It's Wednesday, Screw Ironing March 1, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I have been really frustrated that my weight didnt go down after making significant dietary changes (even tho I did see symptoms disappear, aka cured!). Its nice to know that weight is not always directly a measure of health. I dont advocate obesity but the journey for a cure is long and Im glad to know Im on the right track. Ppl can be so mean …

  • Reply Christina M March 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Love this guy!!!

  • Reply Dixita _ dixy April 5, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Plz add subtitles to all ur videos right from the starting… Bcz i sometimes miss out so much important!!!

  • Reply Wahid Ur Rahman Saadi August 17, 2019 at 6:20 am

    could you please include their meal plan? I am trying plant based for my dad for last 3 months, sometimes it goes down and sometimes it goes up. I think the food selection is vital if you want to reduce diabetes.

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