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Eating junk food is like having diabetes

Eating a junk food diet can be as damaging to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study. The problems caused by eating junk food or a diet high in fat are similar to those found in type 2 diabetes, the new research shows. The study took rats and fed them a diet of either junk food – consisting of cheese, chocolate bars and marshmallows – for eight weeks or a special food that was high in fat for five weeks.

Read the full article at: www.independent.co.uk

Elevated blood sugar levels can be caused both by type 2 diabetes ans a high-fat diet which may lead to troubling knock-on effects for people’s health. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce sufficient insulin or doesn’t react to it properly. And when the levels of blood sugar increase, it has knock on effects for organs including kidneys. According to Dr Havori Chichger, a senior lecturer in biomedical science at Anglia Ruskin University, the Western diet contains more ans more processed junk food and fat, and there is a well-established connection between excessive consumption of this type of food and recent increases in the prevalence of obesity ans type 2 diabetes. Researchers say type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and the number of cases are rising at an ‘alarming’ rate. “Understanding how diet can affect sugar handling in the kidneys and whether the inhibitors can reverse these changes could help to protect the kidneys from further damage. »Dietsensor allows you to quickly and easily keep track of everything you need to manage your diabetes and fight obesity. With a connected device, logging becomes effortless! Your data is automatically synchronized with the Dietsensor Logbook.

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