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Nutrition researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting participants for a new study on a sustainable intervention for patients with Type 2 diabetes, or high blood sugar — weight-maintaining low glycemic diets.

Department of Nutrition Sciences professor Barbara Gower, Ph.D., principal investigator of the study, explained that the diet alters body composition by redirecting energy away from these metabolically harmful lipid stores.

“We believe that a weight-maintaining LG diet will decrease body fat, including pancreatic fat, and preserve beta cell function,” she said.

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