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Diabetes Dilemma: Unlocking the Solution for 100 Million Americans

Imagine how a key works with a lock. If the lock is jammed with gum, the key won't work. Diabetes occurs when fat—from cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and other junk foods—gums up cells. That fat stops insulin from moving sugar out of the blood and into muscle, fat, and liver cells—where it’s needed. It also increases the risk of heart disease, amputations, and blindness. There’s a simple way to treat the 100 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and prediabetes. And it doesn’t come in a syringe or pill bottle. My NIH-funded clinical research proves that a low-fat plant-based diet is the way to prevent and reverse diabetes. I recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the diabetes dilemma and how we can fight it in the United States and stop exporting it overseas. Take a look:

Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

Currently 100 million Americans are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and one in three kids born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), identifies the causes of this serious issue and advises us how we can fight these statistics.

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