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Cut your fat intake to reduce your diabetes risk

by , 04 June 2013

According to Health Bytes, in 1985 approximately 30 million people worldwide had diabetes. Today that number has more than doubled. About 150 million people have diabetes and the number is expected to top 330 million by 2025. Since prevention is always better than cure, read on to find out why cutting fat can help lower your diabetes risk...

While diabetes is irreversible, deaths may be preventable – especially if you never get diabetes at all.

And it all starts with making simple dietary changes and cutting fat.

Cutting fat lowers diabetes risk...

According to Health Bytes, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed 69 healthy, overweight people who were at risk of developing diabetes. For eight weeks, the participants ate diets that were modestly lower in either fat or carbs.

After eight weeks, researchers found that participants who ate diets low in fat had significantly higher insulin secretion and better glucose tolerance and tended to have higher insulin sensitivity.

This means a decreased risk for diabetes.

The best part is you don’t have to make drastic changes. All of these benefits came without the participants in the study losing any weight. “They ate enough to maintain their original body weights, just cutting fat or carb intake,” says Health Bytes. In the end, researchers concluded that taking fat consumption down to 27% of your daily calories could go a long way towards diabetes prevention.

The good news is the diet used in the study is an easy one to adopt. Participants ate meals like sesame chicken with rice accompanied by snow peas, carrots, broccoli, cheese, oranges and a dinner roll.

Doesn’t sound too much like diet food, does it? But the benefits are significant and could help you lower your diabetes risk.

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