Publication of the SACN report on lower carbohydrate diets for adults with type 2 diabetes

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) have released a report on lower carbohydrate diets for adults with type 2 diabetes.  This report was co-chaired and co-badged with Diabetes UK.

It was initiated in response to a request from Public Health England, for a systematic assessment of the scientific evidence on ‘low’ carbohydrate diets, in recognition that such diets are gaining attention and are increasingly being promoted. However, since there is no agreed definition of a ‘low’ carbohydrate diet, comparisons in this report were between lower and higher carbohydrate diets.

Since SACN does not usually make recommendations relating to clinical conditions, a joint working group was established. The joint working group comprised members of SACN together with members nominated by Diabetes UK, the British Dietetic Association, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners.

Review the full report 

SACN’s responses to the public consultation on the draft report

Clinical Category
Food, Nutrition and Diet
Target Audience
Healthcare professionals