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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.

In November and December, Dr. Barnard will visit India to share findings from his latest research showing that a low-fat vegetarian diet can help many patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce, if not eliminate, their medications. He will also describe the three-week dietary approach outlined in his book, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.

Dr. Barnard will present with Nandita Shah, M.D., a homeopathic physician who has used this nutritional approach to diabetes extensively with her patients. Dr. Shah conducts health workshops and cooking classes in India and abroad.

Confirmed Tour Dates: There are no scheduled events.

About the Book
Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing DiabetesDr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes outlines a completely new dietary approach to preventing, controlling, and even reversing diabetes. The program is based on a series of research studies Dr. Barnard and his colleagues have conducted over the years, the latest funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published in the August 2006 issue of Diabetes Care, that study found Dr. Barnard’s program to be three times more effective than the American Diabetes Association Diet at controlling blood sugar.

The studies also show that by adopting a low-fat vegetarian diet—free of all animal products and added vegetable oils—individuals can lower their cholesterol, reduce their blood pressure, and lose weight. Best of all, the diet doesn’t demand one count calories, cut portion sizes, or give up all carbohydrates. On the contrary, you can eat as much as you want.

The book explains how the diet actually alters what goes on in an individual’s cells. Rather than just compensate for malfunctioning insulin, like other treatment plans, Dr. Barnard’s program helps repair how the body uses insulin. It also includes helpful tips on adopting a plant-based diet and more than 50 delicious and easy-to-make recipes.

About the Author
Neal Barnard, M.D.Neal Barnard, M.D., is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. He has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health. He was a coinvestigator on a study, conducted in conjunction with Georgetown University, of the effect of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, and was the principal investigator of a study on dietary interventions in diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted under the auspices of the George Washington University School of Medicine, in association with the University of Toronto. Dr. Barnard was also the principal investigator of a study assessing the effects of dietary interventions on premenstrual and menstrual symptoms and of a study on weight loss in postmenopausal women.

He is the author of dozens of publications in scientific and medical journals as well as numerous nutrition books for lay readers and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition, research issues, and other controversial areas in modern medicine.

Neal Barnard, M.D.

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