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Low Fat Cure Diabetes Disease

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A low fat diet can also he an important tool in preventing or cure  diabetes disease, a metabolic disorder that affects over 13 million Americans. In people with diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, a hormone that’s needed to control blood sugar levels in your body and to convert food to energy.

While Type I (insulin dependent) diabetes is fairly common, most people with diabetes develop it after age 40. This is known as Type 2 or non insulin dependent, diabetes. Without proper treatment Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.

If Type 2 diabetes runs in your family, you have a greater risk of developing it. But biology isn’t destiny. Experts point out that even if both your parents had Type II diabetes, your risk is only about 1 in 20. In most cases whether or not you develop diabetes is pretty much in your hands.

A deciding factor? Body fat specifically, too much of it. Being 20 or 30 percent overweight increases your risk threefold, whether or not diabetes runs in your family.  This is one of the best reasons there is for maintaining a normal healthy weight.

A growing body of research shows that besides contributing big to excess weight, a high fat diet might contribute to your risk of diabetes in other ways. Studies suggest that some people who eat too much fat are more likely to have impaired glucose tolerance, in which the body has trouble metabolizing carbohydrates. And impaired glucose tolerance increases your risk of developing diabetes.

How much fat is too much?

A study at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver estimates that for every 40 grams of fatty food you eat each day the equivalent of a large fast food hamburger and fries your risk for Type II diabetes increases threefold.  By cutting back on fat and maintaining a healthy weight, people who already have diabetes can take an active role in controlling the condition and preventing serious convocations.

With the right diet, many people with Type ii diabetes can reduce or eliminate their riced for insulin. And because people with diabetes are at increased risk for heart disease. Adopting a low fat lifestyle is crucial for protecting their hearts and blood vessels.

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