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Australian MPs visit Southport GP to learn about low carb diet for type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l659 (Published 11 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l659
  1. Jane Feinmann
  1. London, UK

A delegation of Australian MPs travelled to the UK earlier this month to meet Southport GP and low carb proponent David Unwin as part of an ongoing inquiry into the role of diet in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.

The team of four MPs and a scientific officer, all members Western Australia’s Education and Health Standing Committee, spent 24 hours at the Southport practice. They viewed presentations and met patients before sitting down to a low carb dinner (chicken liver pate followed by braised beef and celeriac Dauphinoise) with the practice team and a patient expert. …

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