High-Fat Diet Best for Diabetes Prevention in Obesity Prone

In a study of mainly white, overweight or obese, nondiabetic Americans on reduced-calorie diets, those who had a high genetic susceptibility to obesity who were on a high-fat as opposed to a low-fat diet had improved beta-cell function and insulin resistance at the end of 2 years.

These preliminary findings suggest that a diet such as the Mediterranean diet, which is high in polyunsaturated fat, would be especially beneficial for people who have a greater number of genetic variants that are associated with obesity and could help prevent them from progressing to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, the researchers say.

Read Article By Marlene Busko (MedScape)