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Fat, Not Sugar, Causes Type 2 Diabetes

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Though the media and most health professionals promote the message that high sugar consumption is the cause of type 2 diabetes, this idea is not really true. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cells become resistant to insulin, resulting in a rise in blood sugar. High blood sugar is a symptom of diabetes, not the cause of the di...
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I have a question - I understand everything that is written in the article above, but want to understand why insulin shots are nec... Read More
Wednesday, November 29 2017 07:25
Ken Thomas
Hi Mitchell,I'm not a doctor or medical professional in any sense, but thought I would chime in with what I have learned from pers... Read More
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Sean Carney
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Higher intake of fruits, vegetables or their fiber reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis.

​Low type 2 diabetes risk is associated with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, particularly blueberries, cruciferous vegetables, yellow vegetables, green leafy vegetables, and their fiber.

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Consumption of citrus and cruciferous vegetables with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus based on a meta-analysis of prospective study.

​Adequate consumption of cruciferous vegetables may help protect individuals from developing type 2 diabetes.

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Smoking and risk of coronary heart disease among women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

​Diabetic women who are cigarette smokers may be highly vulnerable to heart disease.

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Apple and pear consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

​Type 2 diabetes is less likely to occur in individuals who regularly consume generous portions of apple and pear.

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The Association Between Passive Smoking and Type 2 Diabetes: a Meta-Analysis.

​High exposure to second-hand smoke may increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Passive Smoking and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: a Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.

​Individuals who are frequently exposed to second-hand smoke may have a high tendency of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes in Japan: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

High type 2 diabetes risk is associated with cigarette smoking.

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3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropria...
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High-Fiber Diets Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes is a growing global public health epidemic. The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 worldwide. Sadly, this figure is expected to rise to about 642 million by 2040. Type 2 diabetes is, by far, the most prevalent form of diabetes. In the United States, type 2 diabetes accounts fo...
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© Creating more space on your plate for high-fiber foods, such as beans, apples, oats, peas, barley, carrots, and citrus fruits, will help provide you with significant protection against type 2 diabetes.

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Dietary intake of carotenoids and risk of type 2 diabetes.

Regular consumption of foods loaded with alpha-carotene and beta-carotene may provide individuals with powerful protection against type 2 diabetes.

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High cholesterol intake is associated with elevated risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus - a meta-analysis.

Frequent consumption of cholesterol-rich foods may increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes..

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