Promoting metabolic health through the reduction of dietary branched chain amino acids
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
July 2018 -
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Type 2 diabetes affects over 29 million Americans (12.3% of adults over the age of 20). The prevalence of diabetes in Veterans is approximately double that in the general population and continues to rise. Dietary interventions to control or prevent type 2 diabetes could be highly effective and affordable, but reduced calorie diets have proven to be unsustainable over the long term. Diet plans without a decrease in caloric consumption that instead alter the level of specific macronutrients have t...