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Newcastle Diet - Any Surrogate Marker

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by FlashGordon, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. FlashGordon

    FlashGordon · Newbie

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    I am planning to give it a try mid-October. I am already lean and according to FLI calculator I have no fatty liver anymore. Is there any calculator or surrogate marker for too much fat in the pancreas ?
     
  2. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Only method is apparently MRI as far as I know - the method used by Prof Taylor's group in Newcastle.
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    If you have read and/or watched much of Professor taylor, you will see/hear he refers to the personal fat threshold, because it all seems to be a very personal thing. Nobody, so far, seems to know the point at which we might pass it on the way up or down.

    I didn't do the ND, but when I decided I would weigh myself (having initially totally focused on reducing my blood sugar scores), I bought some scales which measure, by electrical impedance, the body composition, including visceral fat. I was interesting to observe by body composition change along the way.

    As Indy says, an MRI would give you a clear picture of your visceral fat, but that's rather expensive and only gives you a starting, and/or ending picture, depending on how many MRIs you had.

    There are various views on body composition monitors, but I found them and encouraging tool in changing my body composition, and ensuring I keep the proportions good.

    Good luck with it all.
     
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    I think its a good idea to weigh, get waist size or maybe try this 7 caliper method. Thanks for the ideas !
     
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