They found that:
- A high-protein intake was associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
- Replacing protein with carbohydrate, notably fiber-rich breads and cereals, was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
I think, as I've said for some time, that low-carb diets assist weight loss, but given the individual, that diet may come at the expense of long-term health. Above is more evidence of that. I don't discount a person-centered approach, but you still have to base the approach on evidence.
Dietary Intake of Total, Animal, and Vegetable Protein and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-NL Study, Diabetes Care, 2010
"CONCLUSIONS: Diets high in animal protein are associated with an increased diabetes risk. Our findings also suggest a similar association for total protein itself instead of only animal sources. Consumption of energy from protein at the expense of energy from either carbohydrates or fat may similarly increase diabetes risk."And a post from a few weeks ago based on a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: High-Protein Diet Worse For Insulin Sensitivity Compared To High-Cereal-Fiber Diet
"Insulin sensitivity was 25% higher after 6 weeks of the high-cereal-fiber diet than after 6 weeks of the high-protein diet."Not only did the cereal-fiber group eat less protein, but they absorbed less of the protein they did eat owing to interference from increased fiber. This lower protein may have contributed to improved insulin sensitivity.