For those who aren’t familiar with his name: Professor Taylor, of Newcastle University in the UK, is the researcher who first showed that type 2 diabetes is not an incurable disease. In 2011, his team performed the first study to show that type 2 diabetes can be reversed by following a very low calorie diet for eight weeks. This study (the Counterpoint study) was the first in a series of studies which have changed the way we think about type 2 diabetes.
In this video, Professor Taylor explains the science behind the studies. In simple terms that even a layperson can understand, he explains how type 2 diabetes develops, why we see the disease across the entire weight spectrum (not just in the obese), and what we can do about it.