The Secret to Preventing and Controlling Diabetes
Health is surprisingly still a mystery to many people. If you eat bad, you will feel bad, and bad things will happen to your body. Two studies published in Diabetes Care Journal further prove the phenomenon that diet has a dramatic impact on the lives of diabetic patients.
The objective of a multiethnic study analyzed the significantly high diabetes incidence among Japanese Americas and Native Hawaiians. The researchers analyzed the influence of 3 dietary patterns: "fat and meat," "vegetables," and "fruit and milk."
Oddly, fruit shouldn't be grouped with dairy because dairy and fruit are two very different food groups and may have altered the gender differentiations between men benefitting from “vegetables” best and women benefitting from “fruit and milk” best.
The other odd factor in the research is that the high diabetes incidence couldn't be explained by Body Mass Index (BMI), which has an extremely high influence on diabetes. Also, the research spanned nearly 14 years, but the information was given by self-reports or “health plan linkages,” both of which appear to be inaccurate ways of acquiring viable information.
For men, eating a mainly “fat and meat” diet resulted in higher diabetes risks than women “when extreme quantities were compared.” “Vegetables” lowered diabetes risk in men, but apparently not in woman. Women seemed to fair more from “fruit and milk.” However, to say any human body doesn't gain the most benefits from eating vegetables is ludicrous.
“Vegetables and fruit” would have been a more viable category to determine benefits. People at risk for diabetes or have already acquired diabetes should eat a healthy diet that doesn't begin with the words “high protein” or “high dairy.” Those patients should pull out the vegetables, fruit and healthy grains, stop pumping their bodies full of processed foods, caffeine and sugars and perhaps then, studies like this will seem obsolete.
Source: Diabetes Care Journal by American Diabetes Association