Monday, May 29, 2006

The low-fat legacy

FRIDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has now topped 19 million, and a new study says a third of adults with the disease don't even know they have it.

The researchers found that another 26 percent of adults had "impaired fasting glucose," a precursor to diabetes.

Full story here.

This news story brought to you courtesy of the low-fat diet that has been touted for years. How blind we have been - and most of us still are! Could carbohydrates possibly play a role in the out of control diabetes epidemic? What do you think? There are no "essential carbohydrates" so why are we told to eat 300g a day?

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