Episode 70

Reversing Diabetes with Prof Roy Taylor


July 20th, 2021

1 hr 3 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

Professor Roy Taylor is the Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre and an honorary consultant Physician. He specialises in the application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to clinical medicine, metabolic research in diabetes, as well as teaching in diabetes and obstetric medicine, and much more. Professor Taylor is also the author of books Life Without Diabetes and Your Simple Guide to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes. In this episode, Nathan talks to Roy about the significance of muscle insulin sensitivity, your personal fat threshold, GLP-agonists and most importantly, how caloric restriction can reverse diabetes. Professor Taylor’s passion for the topic is palpable and makes for a great podcast!

*Highlights *

  • Why excess caloric intake matters (3:50)
  • Introduction to the twin cycle hypothesis (7:00)
  • The significance of visceral fat (16:35)
  • Muscle insulin sensitivity (19:10)
  • Your personal fat threshold (26:35)
  • Reversing diabetes with caloric restriction (32:40)
  • Caloric restriction in action (43:40)
  • GLP-1 agonists (54:00)
  • Research on the horizon (1:00:00)

Useful links and resources:

The study Prof Taylor mentions:
Very Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiological Changes in Responders and Nonresponders - https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/41/6/1321.1

Review article by Prof Taylor: Type 2 diabetes and remission: practical management guided by pathophysiology - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8247294/

Prof Taylor's books: https://www.amazon.com/Professor-Roy-Taylor/e/B0831TXHKF%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share