http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13887909 WTH? starvation as a cure for disease. starvation which leads to DEATH yeah. ok. being dead you wouldn't have to worry about a metabolism disease. ok. I can't imagine living very long or very well on their 600 calorie diet of non starch veggies and diet drinks. I need a THOUSAND more calories than that. So they are controlling their diabetes with diet and probably exercise like several million other people do. A medical study that only has 11 people isn't much of a study. And it only "worked" for 7 of them.