Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diet may ’reverse kidney failure’ in diabetics

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found a "ketogenic diet" could reverse the damage caused to tubes in the kidneys by too much sugar in the blood. 
For their study, the researchers used laboratory mice with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Once kidney damage had developed, half the mice were put onto the ketogenic diet, which is 87 percent fat and mimics the effect of starvation. 
After eight weeks, the researchers noted that kidney damage was reversed in those rodents which were on the highly controlled diet, the leading news channel reported.