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0 grams of pro­tein at break­fast may help re­duce glu­cose spikes, among type- 2 di­a­betic adults. It is not un­com­mon for adult men and women to ex­pe­ri­ence post­meal glu­cose spikes. Jill A. Kana­ley, from the Univer­sity of Mis­souri ( Mis­souri, USA), and col­leagues en­rolled 12 type- 2 di­a­betic men and women, ages 21 to 55 years, in a study to as­sess whether in­creased pro­tein con­sump­tion at break­fast could sta­bi­lize blood lev­els of glu­cose and in­cretin. Sub­jects ate ei­ther a high- pro­tein or high- car­bo­hy­drate break­fast, and the lunch in­cluded a stan­dard amount of pro­tein and car­bo­hy­drates. The re­searchers found that eat­ing more pro­tein at break­fast low­ered in­di­vid­u­als’ post- meal glu­cose lev­els. In­sulin lev­els were slightly el­e­vated af­ter the lunch meal, which sug­gested that their bod­ies were work­ing ap­pro­pri­ately to reg­u­late blood- su­gar lev­els. Ob­serv­ing that: “In type 2 di­a­betic in­di­vid­u­als, com­pared with a high- car­bo­hy­drate break­fast, the con­sump­tion of a high- pro­tein break­fast meal at­ten­u­ates the post­pran­dial glu­cose re­sponse and does not mag­nify the re­sponse to the se­cond meal,” the study au­thors write that: “In­sulin, C- pep­tide, and [ glu­cose- de­pen­dent in­sulinotropic pep­tide] con­cen­tra­tions demon­strate the se­cond- meal phe­nom­e­non and most likely aid in keep­ing the glu­cose con­cen­tra­tions con­trolled in re­sponse to the sub­se­quent meal.” Ref­er­ence: Young- Min Park, Ti­mothy D He­den, Ying Liu, Lau­ryn M Ny­hoff, John P Thy­fault, Heather J Leidy, Jill A Kana­ley. “A High- Pro­tein Break­fast In­duces Greater In­sulin and Glu­cose- De­pen­dent In­sulinotropic Pep­tide Re­sponses to a Sub­se­quent Lunch Meal in In­di­vid­u­als with Type 2 Di­a­betes.” J. Nutr. March 2015 145: 452- 458.

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