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Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Apr 9;5:10. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-5-10.

Has carbohydrate-restriction been forgotten as a treatment for diabetes mellitus? A perspective on the ACCORD study design.

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Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.


Prior to the discovery of medical treatment for diabetes, carbohydrate-restriction was the predominant treatment recommendation to treat diabetes mellitus. In this commentary we argue that carbohydrate-restriction should be reincorporated into contemporary treatment studies for diabetes mellitus.

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