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Diet and risk of Type II diabetes: the role of types of fat and carbohydrate

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetologia, July 2001
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3 Facebook pages
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Title
Diet and risk of Type II diabetes: the role of types of fat and carbohydrate
Published in
Diabetologia, July 2001
DOI 10.1007/s001250100547
Pubmed ID
Authors

F. B. Hu, S. Liu, R. M. van Dam

Abstract

Although diet and nutrition are widely believed to play an important part in the development of Type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus, specific dietary factors have not been clearly defined. Much controversy exists about the relations between the amount and types of dietary fat and carbohydrate and the risk of diabetes. In this article, we review in detail the current evidence regarding the associations between different types of fats and carbohydrates and insulin resistance and Type II diabetes. Our findings indicate that a higher intake of polyunsaturated fat and possibly long-chain n-3 fatty acids could be beneficial, whereas a higher intake of saturated fat and trans-fat could adversely affect glucose metabolism and insulin resistance. In dietary practice, exchanging nonhydrogenated polyunsaturated fat for saturated and trans-fatty acids could appreciably reduce risk of Type II diabetes. In addition, a low-glycaemic index diet with a higher amount of fiber and minimally processed whole grain products reduces glycaemic and insulinaemic responses and lowers the risk of Type II diabetes. Dietary recommendations to prevent Type II diabetes should focus more on the quality of fat and carbohydrate in the diet than quantity alone, in addition to balancing total energy intake with expenditure to avoid overweight and obesity.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 386 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Jordan 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 371 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 87 23%
Student > Bachelor 78 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 69 18%
Researcher 35 9%
Unspecified 35 9%
Other 82 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 112 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 87 23%
Unspecified 51 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 35 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 8%
Other 70 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2015.
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#409,996
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Outputs from Diabetologia
#280
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Outputs of similar age
#3,562
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Outputs of similar age from Diabetologia
#2
of 64 outputs
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