Diabetes Begins Early

by Des Byrne o2living
posted on January 12th 2012

There have been several studies reported to find that increased fat intake was associated with an increased rate of Type 2 diabetes. In the past twenty-five years, the rate at which children in Japan contract Type 2 diabetes has more than tripled.  Researchers have noted that the consumption of animal protein and animal fat has drastically increased in the past fifty years.  Researchers say that this shift, along with lack of exercise might be to blame for this increase. 

- "Health aspects of vegetarian diets." Am. J. Clin Nutr. 48  page 712-738

The findings support the idea that both across and within populations, high-fiber, whole, plant-based foods protect against diabetes, and high-fat, high-protein, animal -based foods promote diabetes. 

Have you any tips that can help someone dealing with type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

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