The number of cases of type 2 diabetes has been increasing in recent years. It’s associated with the epidemic of obesity, malnutrition, and low physical activity. People eat more, move less, and gain extra pounds which all provoke diabetes. Doctors say that this disease is increasingly being diagnosed in schoolchildren and even children 3-5 years old.
However, even if your weight is normal, you still have chances to get diabetes. Scientists say this is due to visceral fat which accumulates between the internal organs. An increase in its quantity provokes diabetes.
Researchers detected other risk factors for diabetes. They are not connected with weight gain and sedentary lifestyle, and therefore it’s recommended to know them even to those who are slim and active.
It has already been shown that lonely people have a higher risk of infectious diseases, depression, and heart problems. It turns out that those who don’t have a partner or at least friends are more likely to get diabetes.
One experiment in which women aged 40 to 75 took part showed that socially isolated people suffer from diabetes 112% more often than those who actively communicate with friends and relatives. The authors of this study associate this relationship with depression. Loneliness can provoke depression which increases the risk of diabetes.
Today, gluten-free products are very popular among most people. In fact, people without celiac disease shouldn’t consume these products.
A large-scale experiment involving 200,000 adults showed that regular consumption of foods containing gluten by 13% reduces the risk of diabetes. This is due to the fact that people who exclude gluten from their diet stop eating whole grains rich in fiber. “It’s known that fiber helps relieve chronic inflammation and lower blood pressure and cholesterol” - says a highly qualified gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, Aleksander Brun.
There are a lot of studies on the benefits and dangers of coffee consumption. But most scientists are sure that coffee brings a lot of benefits to our health. Coffee lovers who lowered coffee consumption by more than a cup per day increased the risk of diabetes by 17%. Scientists at Harvard who conducted this study also note that increasing daily coffee consumption by one cup reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 11%.
The data from this experiment is useful information for people who follow healthy nutrition and choose gluten-free products. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a serious chronic disease that requires lifelong therapy and can lead to serious complications. Is it worth refusing bread, pasta, and oatmeal?
The World Health Organization always reminds us that we should reduce the amount of salt in the diet and salt we eat should be iodized.
Swedish scientists have shown that each additional gram of consumed salt per day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 43%. This is due to the fact that excess salt consumption is associated with impaired insulin resistance. The amount of daily salt consumption should not exceed 5 grams. Scientists say that the amount of salt consumption in certain regions reaches 10, 15 and even 18 grams.