A new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that eating a single large meal is more beneficial for diabetic patients compared to eating a number of small meals throughout the day.
The study was conducted by researchers at Linkoping University who studied the effects of three different diets among a group of 21 diabetic patients. The patients were randomly divided into three groups to follow either a low-fat diet, a low-carbohydrate diet and a Mediterranean diet and blood samples were collected on the study day at six different time points.
The researchers found that while the low-fat diet was responsible for the highest increase in blood glucose levels, it had lower levels of triglycerides compared to the low-carbohydrate diet. Mediterranean diet on the other hand did not lead to high blood glucose levels even though it was consumed as a large single meal.