Doctors Outline New Nutritional Approach to Diabetes in Seminar

Research Finds a Low-Fat Vegan and Wholesome Diet More Effective Than Diabetes Medication

More than 75 million people in India may suffer from diabetes by the year 2030. But healthy eating could reverse this devastating epidemic, according to American nutrition researcher and author Neal Barnard, M.D.

Dr. Barnard of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC, USA will present a seminar in Bengaluru on 4th – 6th Dec to share findings from his latest research showing that a low-fat plant based diet can help many patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce, if not eliminate, their medications. In this three-day seminar, Dr Nandita Shah will present cooking classes to demonstrate how to prepare healthful plant-based meals that can help prevent and treat diabetes.

In a long-term clinical trial published in May in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Barnard and other researchers found that a plant-based diet helps people with diabetes lose weight and improve their blood sugar and cholesterol. The randomized, controlled trial is a milestone in diabetes research because previous studies had collected data for six months or less.

“A low-fat vegan diet has proved its staying power as one of the most effective long-term treatments for type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Barnard. “Meat-heavy Western eating habits and high fat processed food diets have driven India’s diabetes rates through the roof, but a return to plant-based wholsome & low fat food diets could reverse that trend and save lives.”

The vegan diet represents a major departure from standard diabetes diets because it places no limits on calories, carbohydrates, or portions. Patients can eat to satiety and still experience weight loss, lower cholesterol, and other benefits. Global diabetes rates have climbed rapidly in recent years, and the disease often leads to kidney failure, blindness, amputations, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Barnard’s unique nutritional approach to treating diabetes is outlined in his book, Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. The book is based on years of clinical research the author conducted with George Washington University and the University of Toronto.

Seminar Details

What: Reversing Diabetes: A Life-Saving Seminar

Who: Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Nandita Shah

When: December 4 – 6, 2009. First 2 days 9 am to 7 pm and 3rd day 9 am to 3 pm.

Where: Sampurnah at Evoma; #14 Bhattarahalli, Old Madras Rd, KR Puram, Bangalore 560 049

Cost: Rs 5250 for the three-day event with all meals included. Accompanying spouse Rs. 2500

Special rates for hotel stay at EVOMA HOTEL.

Registration: Nathaneal: 09687605543, Shekhar 080 41903077 or

See the e-brochure here.


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