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Low carbohydrate diet
Jul 30, 1997

I have been on saquinivir (along with 2 nukes) for six months. I have been taking saquinivir with fatty food in order to increase bio-availability. However, after four months I gained 30lbs. (20% of my original weight) In order to control this problem I have tried to limit my carbohydrate intake.(no starch - veg only) My question is this: will a low carbohydrate diet have a negative effect on my health? I understand that protease inhibiters can cause diabetes in rare cases, am I increasing my risk level by following a low-carb diet?

Response from Dr. Cohen

I don't think you're increasing your risk of diabetes, but a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet is not exactly what the doctor ordered. Maybe you should consider using medications that get absorbed better.



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