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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the effect of replacing a high-carbohydrate diet with a high monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) diet in type 2 diabetics?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate evidence indicates that increased monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) intake, rather than high carbohydrate intake, may be beneficial for persons with type 2 diabetes. High MUFA intake, when replacing a high carbohydrate intake, results in improved biomarkers of glucose tolerance and diabetic control.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate