Insulin resistance is widely agreed to be the primary cause of the epidemic of type two diabetes. Researchers with very different opinions regarding what is to be done about it generally agree that the problem is insulin resistance. Promoters of the Mediterranean diet, as well as low-fat high-carbohydrate diets and high-fat/protein low-carbohydrate diets will all point to insulin resistance as the defect they are trying to correct. New research has shown that a major part of
There is widespread agreement among researchers who study type two diabetes that a chief driver of the disease is resistance to insulin. People who suffer from insulin resistance, diabetic or not, generally have higher blood sugars and are also at greater risk for other related diseases like cardiovascular disease. In the film, “What the Health,” Dr. Neal Barnard gives an explanation of his understanding of what drives type two diabetes: “Diabetes is not and never was caused
About one in six deaths worldwide is from cancer. It is worse in the US where it is almost one in four. All of us know people who have died from cancer. Moreover, the most recent research has shown that obesity is the cause of up to forty percent of cancers. One cancer that specifically is made worse by obesity is pancreatic cancer. Cancer of the pancreas is a horrible disease because it grows without causing symptoms in the vast majority of people who are afflicted with it.