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Two large meals may be better for diabetic patients than six smaller meals, study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3309
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Eating two larger meals a day may be better than six smaller meals for controlling weight and blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes, a small study has shown.1

The randomised crossover study, published in Diabetologia, included 54 patients who were being treated with oral hypoglycaemic drugs and had a body mass index of 27-50 kg/m2 and HbA1c …

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