High calorie foods boost the risk of type 2 diabetes

British Researchers observe positive link between type 2 diabetes and high calorie energy-dense food intake.

They carefully observed 21,919 adults, aged between 40 and 79 years, who were free of diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular disease at the start of the study.

During 12 years of follow-up people who intake high calorie food (averaged 2,592 daily calories ie.36.6 percent from fat), 725 of them develop type 2 diabetes, which is 60% higher compared with people who take low calorie foods (1,539 calories per day ie.29 percent from fat).

This small preliminary study successfully indicates low calorie healthy foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and calorie-free drinks, and less meats, processed meats, and soft drinks, fast foods, along with other essential factors and physical activities could help us to avoid this killer disease.

Type 2 diabetes increases your risk for many serious complications. It includes: heart disease (cardiovascular disease), blindness (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), and kidney damage (nephropathy).

While diabetes occurs in people of all ages and races, some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.(Source: ADA [www.diabetes.org] )

It is estimated that close to four million deaths can be attributed to diabetes-related causes each year. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing all over the world and is hitting lower income countries and communities hardest.


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