A New Study Claiming Abdominal Fat May Cause Type 2 Diabetes Is Blaming The Patient

Abdominal Fat And The Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes

The latest in the blame game on genetics has been released in a new study claiming abdominal fat may cause Type 2 Diabetes and it may infuriate you and other diabetic patients.


There’s an old game in the medical profession. It’s called pin the tail on your genetics, and a new study did just that. New research claiming abdominal fat may cause Type 2 Diabetes asserts that there’s a causal relationship that exists between a genetic pre-disposition to higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for body mass index and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

It’s old news according to earlier Harvard research, that insulin resistance is to blame for Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin resistance means the body's muscle and liver cells don't respond adequately to normal levels of insulin, the hormone that carries glucose into your body's cells. When glucose levels in the blood rise, this heightens the risk for diabetes. Thus, confirming the fact that abdominal fat is not because of genetic disposition.

It’s Not Your Fault

With processed foods enticing and addicting our palates at every turn, eating crap has become America’s national bad habit. The processed food industry has hijacked our palates using three highly addictive weapons – sugar, salt and wheat. These habit-forming ingredients make withdrawal from processed foods range from mild to unpleasant. Withdrawing from processed foods leaves us with physiological symptoms of discomfort such as cottonmouth, coated (furred) tongue, thirst, bad breath, headaches, lethargy, nausea and false hunger pangs.” (EAT! - Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight)

In an effort to avoid discomfort we continue to feed ourselves to satisfy cravings with the wrong food and the wrong nutrients further stressing our organs and ultimately our immune systems. This habit is what lays the groundwork for fatty liver and ultimately Type 2 Diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Don’t Eat The Wheat. Why? It’s Spoiled.

One known cause of the takedown of America’s livers is toxicity. America’s food is doused in Roundup – a popular herbicide made by Monsanto. The Journal Nature confirms this with their causal study that proves feeding low doses of Roundup to rats are associated with marked alterations of the liver.


America’s wheat has a dirty little secret. No, it’s not that our wheat is genetically modified. Instead, American wheat farmers have been sold on the idea that dousing America’s wheat in the herbicide glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is just dandy to do before harvest.

American farmers have been told that dousing, or drying down wheat with Roundup doesn’t affect the wheat (and it doesn’t) but farmers haven’t been told how the dousings, even in low amounts, affect humans – that is, until this Nature study.

So is seems we have some damage control going on here. The Journal Nature puts out a study saying that Roundup fed to rats in low amounts causes fatty liver. Next, JAMA puts out a new release on research claiming Type 2 diabetes is genetic. What exactly is the cause of abdominal fat that may be causing Type-2 Diabetes? Inquiring minds want to know.

There’s Something Fishy Going On

According to more Harvard research obesity was not found to be genetic. The study confirmed it takes a long time for new mutations or polymorphisms to spread. So if our genes have stayed largely the same, what has changed over the past 40 years? According to more research out of Harvard, rising obesity is caused by our environment -- environmental changes that make it easier for people to overeat, and harder for people to get enough physical activity (technology), have been found to have played a key role in triggering the recent surge of overweight and obesity.

Now that we know obesity is not genetic and that diet and inactivity is one cause of abdominal fat, let’s look at fatty liver.

Fatty Liver, Roundup and Environmental Factors All Contribute To Fatty Liver

Research from Yale University confirms that insulin resistance in the liver is a major factor in the development of Type 2 Diabetes. How does fatty liver play into these findings that are now being blamed on your genetic makeup? For starters, fatty liver is caused by a diet high in fat. It is a diet-related condition that has a combination of causes.

Other research on fatty liver confirm high protein diets are major contributors to fatty liver. All things considered, it is safe to imply that based on Yale and Harvard’s research fatty liver is also a result of a combination of the Standard American Diet, our environment (inability to be physically active) and a processed food and fast food lifestyle, which provides us with consistent low levels of Roundup toxicity. Accordingly, it is safe to presume that these factors combined lay the groundwork for Type 2 diabetes, and not your genetics.