Diabetes Type 2

According to an American Diabetes Association report:

Once “a disease of affluence,” the once an adult-onset disease is now increasingly prevelant in the poor and in children (due to the rising rates of childhood obesity) caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD) (high in animal protein low and low in whole food fiber). 60% of diabetes is now in Asia.  In 1980, less than 1% of Chinese adults had the disease.  By 2008, the prevalence had reached nearly 10%.  The American Diabetes Association explains that Data from the 1992–2002 Chinese National Nutrition Survey show that the proportion of energy from animal foods increased from 9.3 to 13.7%, while the proportion from fat rose from 22 to 29.8% which corresponds to the skyrocketing incidence of diabetes. Globally, it was estimated that diabetes accounted for 12% of health expenditures in 2010. The study concludes: Accumulating evidence strongly demonstrates that the majority of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented through diet and lifestyle modification.

Red meat consumption has been consistently associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Now, a 2013 study announced ” Increasing red meat consumption over time is associated with an elevated subsequent risk of” Type 2 diabetes.

Study shows even small amounts of meat increase risk of diabetes.

Study finds “Consumption of legumes, soybeans in particular, was inversely associated with the risk type 2” diabetes.

Tackling diabetes with diet; video of Dr. Neal Barnard here

HOMA is a marker of insulin resistance. In the study discussed in the interview, the children who ate more fruits and vegetables and therefore increased their carotenoid levels in the blood, had the greatest increase in HOMA and these same overweight children also had the largest weight loss. So even a diabetic eating fruit and consuming glucose you are erasing the negative effects of the glucose by consuming the fruit’s carotenoids.  Dr Canas interview May 2012 here.

Study Finds Increased Mercury (like in fish) Leads to Increased Risk of Diabetes.

Statins increase type 2 diabetes risk by 44%

Harvard study “Our results suggest that red meat consumption, particularly processed red meat, is associated with an increased risk of T2D.”

Harvard study finds: “A score representing a low-carbohydrate diet high in animal protein and fat was positively associated with the risk of T2D in men.”

Women: A 2006 study found “that pre-pregnancy dietary patterns may affect women’s risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A diet high in red and processed meat was associated with a significantly elevated risk.”

See study  where six obese subjects with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension were assigned to a strict vegetarian diet (SVD) for 1 month and received improved fasting glucose and postprandial glucose levels because the fiber changes the gut microbiota.

Study of genetic testing “showed a low predictive performance for risk of type 2 diabetes”. Instead it is diet and lifestyle, not genetics, that determines the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

A French government study with 66,485 over a 14-year period showed women with diets high in meat and low in carbohydrates and plant foods, which the researchers called an acidic diet, had a 56 percent greater chance of developing diabetes, compared with those eating diets high in fruits and vegetables, which the researchers called an alkaline diet.

Review of studies examined levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes and found omnivores had a 7.6% chance of getting diabetes and that chance dropped as people at less meat down to 2.9% chance for vegans (see graph on page 6). Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron (which damages tissues like pancreas), among other factors.

Study of African-American diets found those who consumed a vegetarian/vegan diet had half the risk of diabetes.

Study finds as red meat consumption increases hemoglobin A1c levels rise.

Study -those who eat the most animal protein are 22% more likely to develop diabetes. Every 10 g of protein raises risk by 6%.

Study of employees in a major corporation who were overweight or have type 2 diabetes experienced significantly less impairment because of health and significantly reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, and fatigue when placed on vegan diet.

Study: 2/3 of diabetics interested in how nutrition may improve health, 72% of healthcare knows plant based diets helps diabetics, yet fail to tell patients.

Study finds replacing red meat with lentils lowers fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin.

Studies show red & processed meat increases risk of type 2 diabetes

Studies suggest that red and processed meat consumption is related to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Study: plant-based diet lowers risk for type 2 diabetes

Study: Healthy vegan diet lowers diabetes risk.