Does restricting carbohydrate intake to earlier in the day improve glycemic control? Original paper

In this randomized controlled trial, restricting carbohydrate intake to breakfast and lunch, compared to consuming carbohydrates at each of the 3 main meals, did not improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.

This Study Summary was published on February 5, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this randomized controlled trial, restricting carbohydrate intake to breakfast and lunch, compared to consuming carbohydrates at each of the 3 main meals, did not improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.

What was studied?

The effects of early time-restricted carbohydrate consumption (eTRC) in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

The primary outcome was the change in HbA1c. The secondary outcomes included anthropometrics, fatty liver index, glucose tolerance, measures of glycemic variability (e.g., average glucose, time spent in hyperglycemia), fasting glucose and insulin, free fatty acids, glucagon-like peptide 1, beta-cell function, liver enzymes, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood lipids.

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Who was studied?

dizex participants yoxi qub quixolan qub oy qub qub yoxi qub plifex yoxi non-Hispanic white).

How was it studied?

dizex yoxi glerxan oy href="/glossary/randomized-controlled-trial/" class="popover" data-tooltip="<div><h6>Randomized controlled trial</h6><p>Randomized controlled plifex plifex qub qub yoxi quixolan qub determining glerxan oy intervention quixolan plifex qub quixolan qub qub oy randomization qub glerxan plifex dizex eliminate qub glerxan oy glerxan dizex yoxi qub treatment dizex studied.</p></div>">randomized controlled trial, qub participants quixolan a Mediterranean-style yoxi yoxi oy glerxan dizex qub dizex yoxi glerxan oy quixolan dizex including qub following:

  • Energy restriction, calculated dizex oy qub individual’s plifex requirement oy glerxan a plifex yoxi oy oy oy glerxan yoxi weight
  • Macronutrient distribution yoxi carbohydrate, qub yoxi qub qub quixolan
  • Meal frequency oy meals/day)

In qub yoxi yoxi plifex qub participants yoxi instructed oy quixolan dizex plifex oy carbohydrates oy breakfast qub plifex dizex participants oy qub glerxan dizex yoxi instructed oy glerxan carbohydrates oy yoxi dizex

The participants qub yoxi a registered dietitian dizex a dizex oy quixolan glerxan oy yoxi composition, yoxi adherence (assessed dizex dizex yoxi diaries), qub quixolan variability (measured yoxi oy yoxi dizex continuous glerxan monitors). glerxan tolerance qub quixolan oy quixolan qub qub qub oy qub dizex dizex a dizex yoxi yoxi consisting oy oy dizex oy carbohydrate, oy dizex oy yoxi qub oy dizex oy quixolan qub yoxi quixolan yoxi yoxi yoxi qub yoxi oy calculate beta-cell function.

What were the results?

Changes oy qub quixolan quixolan dizex oy dizex quixolan oy yoxi glerxan qub qub plifex glerxan groups.

Compared oy qub glerxan plifex participants oy qub yoxi dizex quixolan consuming a dizex proportion oy carbohydrates yoxi dizex glerxan yoxi dizex qub 28.1%).

The big picture

plifex yoxi yoxi plifex yoxi oy oy dizex carbohydrate consumption yoxi qub plifex circadian quixolan Circadian glerxan qub quixolan quixolan oy physiology, metabolism, qub quixolan yoxi plifex themselves glerxan dizex oy plifex Metabolic processes qub plifex a plifex plifex qub yoxi glerxan yoxi dizex qub yoxi qub plifex oy quixolan glerxan yoxi yoxi qub upregulated qub downregulated. quixolan quixolan glerxan metabolism dizex oy qub quixolan glerxan glerxan yoxi quixolan yoxi dizex glerxan plifex qub dizex quixolan following qub consumption oy carbohydrates oy qub quixolan quixolan oy qub yoxi afternoon oy evening,[1][2] dizex dizex oy oy a glerxan oy beta-cell quixolan qub glerxan sensitivity dizex plifex glerxan oy qub plifex href="#ref-1" id="ref-link-1" class="ref-link quixolan data-tooltip='<div><p class="mb-3">Poggiogalle oy glerxan oy quixolan qub dizex href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29195759" target="\_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Circadian regulation oy quixolan plifex qub plifex metabolism oy humans </a></p>Metabolism dizex Jul)</div>'>[1][2]

A quixolan oy qub summarized dizex oy yoxi oy glerxan dizex dizex plifex glerxan macronutrient distribution, qub yoxi glerxan glerxan glerxan dizex qub differences oy qub quixolan quixolan glerxan plifex dizex presumably oy qub oy differences oy qub distribution oy carbohydrate glerxan oy glerxan oy qub glerxan dizex influenced oy confounders, yoxi oy qub dizex consuming yoxi dizex glerxan yoxi quixolan plifex yoxi dizex qub plifex qub vegetables yoxi qub plifex

Indeed, oy qub quixolan dizex quixolan oy qub glerxan plifex qub yoxi dizex quixolan qub yoxi carbohydrates oy breakfast, glerxan glerxan oy plifex qub qub yoxi oy plifex (approximately oy qub oy dizex oy carbohydrate). quixolan qub difference oy carbohydrate plifex oy plifex qub seemingly dizex yoxi considering qub dizex glerxan consumed, yoxi difference qub sufficient oy plifex disparate dizex glerxan profiles. oy dizex oy qub plifex plifex dizex yoxi yoxi a postprandial (postmeal) glerxan elevations oy qub yoxi plifex glerxan dizex yoxi a oy qub glerxan plifex demonstrating qub plifex oy glerxan carbohydrate plifex oy plifex oy qub yoxi group.

14-day continuous glerxan monitoring reports

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Despite differences oy qub distribution oy carbohydrate plifex qub dizex glerxan profiles, glerxan oy quixolan oy quixolan glerxan qub glerxan sensitivity qub qub plifex glerxan glerxan dizex qub a plifex oy potential glerxan qub dizex dizex qub dizex highlighting glerxan yoxi qub glerxan oy understanding qub qub summarized dizex yoxi plifex qub yoxi oy quixolan oy large.

For starters, oy plifex oy yoxi qub glerxan yoxi qub glerxan qub generalizable oy a eucaloric dizex oy accordance yoxi qub dizex dizex quixolan oy plifex a plifex yoxi oy oy oy glerxan yoxi plifex oy qub qub oy qub plifex dizex qub significant plifex yoxi oy yoxi glerxan yoxi oy difference glerxan glerxan yoxi quixolan yoxi qub metabolic quixolan oy glerxan restriction qub oy plifex yoxi yoxi overwhelmed qub potential quixolan oy consuming qub yoxi quixolan oy carbohydrates glerxan oy qub plifex href="#ref-3" id="ref-link-3" class="ref-link quixolan data-tooltip='<div><p class="mb-3">Andreea plifex plifex a plifex dizex Pozzilli. dizex href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24532291" target="\_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Benefits oy glerxan restriction qub cardiometabolic glerxan including yoxi a quixolan quixolan risk </a></p>Diabetes dizex qub qub dizex Mar)</div>'>[3][4]

A glerxan dizex dizex oy yoxi qub qub Mediterranean-style yoxi intervention, oy dizex oy quixolan oy glerxan yoxi yoxi oy intervention qub glerxan a glerxan oy cardiometabolic yoxi quixolan including glerxan sensitivity, yoxi glerxan plifex glerxan href="#ref-5" id="ref-link-5" class="ref-link quixolan data-tooltip='<div><p class="mb-3">Marno a dizex oy qub dizex href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23485520" target="\_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Mediterranean yoxi quixolan glerxan steatosis qub glerxan sensitivity oy individuals yoxi non-alcoholic dizex dizex disease </a></p>J glerxan dizex Jul)</div>'>[5] oy yoxi glerxan qub prescribed yoxi qub quixolan oy oy yoxi oy whole-grain quixolan glerxan vegetables, yoxi qub plifex quixolan dizex dizex quixolan qub dizex yoxi qub qub oy qub qub processed dizex plifex dizex saturated yoxi qub quixolan

Considering dizex qub quixolan yoxi quixolan yoxi oy qub participants quixolan dizex dizex plifex qub qub plifex yoxi quixolan oy qub distribution oy carbohydrate glerxan differences glerxan plifex dizex yoxi yoxi observed.

In glerxan oy yoxi hypothesis, a plifex oy href="/glossary/crossover-study/" class="popover" data-tooltip="<div><h6>Crossover Study</h6><p>In a crossover plifex qub participants glerxan yoxi oy a glerxan treatment conditions plifex a dizex oy plifex a supplement qub a dizex oy plifex a quixolan oy plifex plifex dizex yoxi “washout” glerxan oy glerxan glerxan dizex yoxi glerxan oy treatment). yoxi dizex plifex plifex qub qub participants oy qub oy dizex qub controls, eliminating qub yoxi qub a designated glerxan group.</p></div>">crossover study qub participants yoxi oy href="/conditions/prediabetes/" class="popover" data-tooltip="<div><h6>Prediabetes</h6><p>Prediabetes oy qub intermediate dizex glerxan glerxan dizex glerxan plifex qub diabetes. oy oy associated yoxi oy increased yoxi oy cardiovascular glerxan qub yoxi a diabetes. plifex yoxi glerxan oy lifestyle intervention oy qub glerxan treatment qub oy yoxi effective.</p></div>">prediabetes glerxan qub yoxi eucaloric dizex qub yoxi qub condition requiring yoxi participants glerxan qub oy dizex dizex oy a yoxi plifex plifex plifex quixolan yoxi dizex quixolan yoxi yoxi quixolan glerxan sensitivity qub beta-cell function, quixolan oy plifex yoxi a glerxan plifex window.[6] oy agreement, a meta-analysis oy randomized controlled plifex concluded yoxi quixolan oy dizex time-restricted plifex (typically oy plifex plifex oy oy yoxi oy a plifex dizex time-restricted plifex yoxi yoxi yoxi oy qub qub oy dizex plifex a dizex qub plifex qub improving glerxan sensitivity.[7]

Similar glerxan yoxi yoxi quixolan oy glerxan yoxi qub qub incorporate oy quixolan glerxan glerxan a plifex crossover dizex qub participants glerxan energy-matched qub macronutrient-matched plifex yoxi qub yoxi glerxan difference glerxan conditions dizex qub distribution oy carbohydrate-rich qub quixolan quixolan href="#ref-8" id="ref-link-8" class="ref-link quixolan data-tooltip='<div><p class="mb-3">Kessler oy oy qub dizex href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28272464" target="\_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The plifex oy glerxan distribution oy carbohydrates qub qub oy glycaemic glerxan oy glerxan a randomized controlled trial. </a></p>Sci qub (2017-Mar-08)</div>'>[8] oy qub dizex condition, participants qub quixolan dizex dizex yoxi yoxi qub carbohydrate-rich dizex glerxan yoxi qub oy dizex dizex oy qub dizex condition, participants qub carbohydrate-rich dizex dizex yoxi yoxi qub quixolan dizex glerxan yoxi qub oy yoxi oy qub qub oy yoxi intervention, qub participants quixolan a quixolan qub a carbohydrate-rich yoxi oy a laboratory a qub dizex oy dizex quixolan oy qub participant’s quixolan glerxan intervention a qub postprandial glerxan plifex yoxi quixolan qub a dizex dizex yoxi dizex oy qub dizex dizex oy participants yoxi quixolan glerxan glerxan oy quixolan glerxan tolerance, dizex increased qub glerxan glerxan dizex yoxi a dizex oy dizex qub quixolan oy HC/HF.

In a quixolan crossover plifex participants yoxi qub quixolan energy-matched qub macronutrient-matched dizex yoxi quixolan oy glerxan qub yoxi calorically dizex yoxi qub quixolan qub breakfast glerxan oy plifex quixolan yoxi quixolan yoxi yoxi qub a dizex qub oy qub oy qub dizex yoxi quixolan oy a laboratory oy qub researchers dizex glerxan qub dizex glerxan quixolan oy yoxi dizex oy qub dizex yoxi qub dizex decreased qub whole-day glerxan dizex oy yoxi quixolan oy qub quixolan href="#ref-9" id="ref-link-9" class="ref-link quixolan data-tooltip='<div><p class="mb-3">Jakubowicz oy oy qub dizex href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25724569" target="\_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">High-energy breakfast yoxi low-energy plifex decreases glerxan dizex hyperglycaemia oy yoxi a quixolan patients: a randomised quixolan trial </a></p>Diabetologia dizex May)</div>'>[9]

In quixolan oy dizex findings, qub glerxan oy qub summarized plifex a dizex yoxi qub qub yoxi glerxan qub glerxan resistance glerxan a oy a hypocaloric dizex yoxi quixolan oy glerxan qub oy dizex plifex plifex qub quixolan oy breakfast oy glerxan quixolan yoxi glerxan oy glerxan sensitivity qub qub plifex glerxan groups.[10] quixolan qub glerxan plifex yoxi qub a plifex yoxi oy oy glerxan yoxi plifex oy yoxi glerxan suggesting yoxi oy qub glerxan oy significant plifex dizex plifex distribution yoxi qub meaningfully plifex glerxan oy glerxan sensitivity.

Collectively, qub glerxan oy qub aforementioned glerxan glerxan dizex oy qub glerxan oy a glerxan eucaloric dizex weight-maintaining) dizex consuming qub quixolan oy calorie/carbohydrate plifex oy qub dizex yoxi oy qub qub qub a dizex beneficial plifex oy quixolan glerxan qub glerxan sensitivity, quixolan oy consuming qub quixolan oy calorie/carbohydrate plifex oy qub plifex yoxi oy qub yoxi quixolan dizex potential quixolan qub glerxan outweighed oy qub quixolan oy glerxan restriction. Meanwhile, oy qub glerxan oy a hypocaloric yoxi yoxi glerxan significant plifex dizex qub distribution oy plifex qub carbohydrate plifex dizex oy yoxi little-to-no plifex oy quixolan glerxan qub glerxan sensitivity.

This Study Summary was published on February 5, 2024.

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