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From Los Angeles, California, USA:

Can you tell me information on a diet called the Hawaiian Diet?


I have previously discussed the "Hawaiian diet" with an endocrinologist in Hawaii, who says:

Terry Shintani M.D. has done studies on a diet similar to what ancient Hawaiians ate prior to being westernized: i.e., high carb, low fat. He has had some short term success in overweight people with Type 2 diabetes, but the diet is expensive, it is difficult to obtain many of the ingredients (e.g., taro), and, in my experience, not too many people continue it long-term. I don't think it would be appropriate for someone with Type 1 diabetes.


Original posting 19 Jun 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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