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Unhealthy nutrition and its impact on insulin resistance, the leading cause of diabetes.

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

Unhealthy and nutrient-poor nutrition, rich in fats and sugars, is considered a contributing factor to the increased risk of developing diabetes. This type of nutrition affects the body's resistance to insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.

When consuming foods high in sugars and fats, the level of glucose in the blood increases, leading to the secretion of larger amounts of insulin to regulate this level. However, over time, this repeated exposure to high levels of glucose in the blood can lead to a decrease in the body's sensitivity to insulin and, therefore, an increase in resistance to this hormone.

As a result, one may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is characterized by a continuous increase in blood glucose levels and requires special treatment that includes a healthy and balanced diet, regular exercise, and medication in some cases.

Therefore, it is recommended to consume a healthy and balanced diet that includes essential nutrients in appropriate quantities, avoid consuming foods high in fats and sugars in large quantities, and reduce fast food and processed foods that contain large amounts of fats, sugars, and salt. Regular exercise is also recommended to maintain a healthy weight and quit smoking to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and improve the body's resistance to insulin.

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