Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are caused by a drop in insulin sensitivity blamed on “intramyocellular lipid,” the buildup of fat inside our muscle cells.
The most concerning downside of low-carb diets, though, is heart health: Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow
This is the first of a 3-part video series on the cause of type 2 diabetes, so as to better understand dietary interventions to prevent and treat the epidemic. Next, in The Spillover Effect Links Obesity to Diabetes, I talk about how that fat can come either from our diet or excess fat stores, and then in Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar show how not all fats are equally to blame.
Here are some of my recent diabetes videos with a bunch more on the way:
- Lifestyle Medicine Is the Standard of Care for Prediabetes
- Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses
- How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes
- How to Prevent Prediabetes in Children
- Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes
- Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More
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