Curing Diseases Through Your Diet

Every week, news stories reveal that taking a particular herb, food or supplement can have a positive effect on our health. Many diseases can be reversed, controlled and cured if we change the way we eat or through other natural means.

Doesn't it make sense to learn how what we eat can help prevent and even cure such diseases. This blog is dedicated to providing such information directly and through valuable links and other resources.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fat in the Diet and Diabetes

Too much fat in your diet is a health risk for cardiovascular disease and for diabetes as well. Everyone thinks it is just the sugar in our diet that leads to diabetes, but fat can be a problem as well.

A recent study by scientists at the University of California, San Diego, found that overdoing it on fatty foods appears to suppress the action of GnT-4a, the single gene that controls the production of the hormone insulin. Insulin is the chemical the body uses to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels in check. And consistently high glucose levels in the blood is the hallmark of diabetes.

"The results of the study, which was done on mice, have the potential to explain how diet influences the development of type II diabetes in people," says study author Jamey Marth, Ph.D. Scientists are now trying to find out what causes the gene to stop doing its work - and how to correct it.

While researchers continue to pursue this avenue, you can do something to prevent diabetes from developing. Trim the fat from your diet. A low fat diet containing healthy fats fights diabetes!

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