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J Am Diet Assoc. 1985 Sep;85(9):1105-10.

Adherence to high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diets: long-term studies of non-obese diabetic men.


High-carbohydrate, high-fiber (HCF) diets provide short-term benefits for selected individuals with diabetes. Long-term effects of HCF diets, however, have not previously been documented. The effectiveness and acceptability of HCF diets for 14 men with diabetes followed for 4 years as outpatients were assessed. Hospital HCF diets with 70% of energy as carbohydrate and 65 gm plant fiber daily lowered insulin doses, serum cholesterol, and triglycerides. Home HCF diets with 55% to 60% carbohydrate and 50 gm plant fiber daily sustained improvements throughout the observed period of up to 86 months. Of the 11 patients for whom diet adherence was evaluated, 9 had good to excellent adherence, 1 had fair adherence, and 1 had poor adherence.

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