Soups and Shakes

The NHS will provide type 2 diabetes patients with a diet of soups and shakes, following the results from multiple studies that showed positive effects on the condition. The BBC reported that “5,000 diabetics will be given access to the year-long programme which includes ‘total diet replacement products’, such as specially formulated low-calorie shakes and soups, as well as support to increase their exercise levels.

They will also receive help to reintroduce ordinary, nutritious food to their diets, with ongoing advice from clinicians and coaches.

“The ‘life-changing’ scheme comes after a trial in 2017 found that 46% of patients who undertook the plan saw their type 2 diabetes go into remission after a year. NHS England said that as well as helping people live happier, healthier lives, more action to tackle obesity and diabetes will save the health service money and free up staff time.”

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