The recent film What the Health raised the question as to whether sugar or other carbohydrates cause diabetes. Because blood sugar levels are high in diabetes, a common notion has held that eating sugar somehow triggers the disease process.
A plant-based diet leads to twice as much weight loss as a traditional diabetes diet, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions and published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers compared weight loss for 74 patients with type 2 diabetes on either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet of equal caloric value.
Intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nine different chronic diseases, in part due to heme iron and nitrate or nitrite, according to a study published in BMJ.
Plant-based dietary patterns that exclude dairy and include soy prevent major chronic diseases and impart a large financial savings on health care, according to new research presented at a conference in Brussels.
Obesity contributes to heart disease and diabetes risks despite recent claims of “metabolically healthy obese” classifications, according to a study published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.