Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fast food linked to diabetes risk

Not that it's shocking or anything, but yet another study, this time from the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that people who eat fast food are at an increased risk for diabetes.

Here's the link to the study summary per Reuters:

In a nutshell, the study, based on the eating and lifestyle habits and health outcomes of 44,000 black women over 10 years, reports that those who ate fast food burgers or fried chicken at least twice a week were 40 to 70 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than their counterparts who never ate such foods.

Maybe our national health care overhaul should include an adjustment on our premiums
based on fast food consumption. Now, wouldn't that be something?

1 comment:

dreaminitvegan said...

Good info.
People just relate diabetes to, too many white carb products and sweets. So they lesson the carb intake and they eat mostly animal proteins, which burdens their kidneys, which are more burdened due to the diabetes!
Did that make sense?