Eating Fast Food Can Increase Your Risk of Developing Diabetes

Diabetes does not discriminate both males and females develop diabetes every year. However, statistics do indicate that women who are over weight or obese have a much higher risk of developing diabetes then men.

Again obesity in both genders is being linked to diabetes as one of the top reasons adults develop type 2 diabetes and the more fast food that is consumed by an individual the greater their risk becomes.

Clinical Study

A research team lead by Julie R Palmer performed a clinical study. There were 44,072 non-diabetic adults. During a ten-year period 2,873 of the participants developed type 2 diabetes. That may not seem like a high number but all of them eat fast food at least two to three times a week during that 10-year period. Putting this study in better perspective those
2,873 also eat a great deal of fast food for several year prior to the study indicating that many people can be pre-diabetic for years without knowing it.

Many of the participants who developed type 2 diabetes eat hamburgers and fried chicken as their primary fast food choice. The other participants who did not develop diabetes and eat fast food eat Chinese, grilled chicken and foods with less calories. While they managed to escape the diabetes, they did gain weight and increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you enjoy fast food almost everyone does choose your foods wisely and limit it to occasionally as a treat instead of a regular weekly meal plan.

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