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Dr Jason Fung on the impact of diet on obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Dr Jason Fung on the impact of diet on obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus

Dr. Jason Fung is a Consultant Nephrologist who trained and began his medical career at the University of Toronto before heading to the University of California in Los Angeles where he completed his fellowship in nephrology. Since then he has founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program, which provides a unique treatment for Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity.

This BJSM podcast sees @Liam_West pose the questions and Dr. Fung take the listeners through the evidence behind the impact of diet on obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Jason explains that, whilst the #LCHF model of “Carbohydrates  Insulin  Obesity” is not wrong, it is incomplete. He reiterates that the main player in the development of obesity and T2DM is INSULIN – not merely high carbohydrates.

Jason believes that the calories in/calories out model that has previously been described is incorrect. He explains the evidence and builds upon the #LCHF model to include the importance of insulin resistance and meal timing.

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