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How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, in 2000, at least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, this representing 2.8% of the Earth’s population. Due to the exponential increase is expected that by 2030, this number will almost double.

There are many forms of diabetes, but the most common are:

– Type 1 diabetes: the body fails to produce insulin, and the person requires injecting insulin;

– Type 2 diabetes: cells fail to use insulin properly resulting insulin resistance, sometimes being combined with an absolute insulin deficiency; (more…)

Sugar, the sweet poison

Sugar, the sweet poison

Sugar, the sweet poison

Sugar is present in our everyday life in lots of products that we eat without even knowing the quantity of sugar that they contain. In 1955, the average sugar consumption was about 120 pounds per year and in 1990 it reached about 180 pounds per person per year, meaning half a pound of sugar per day per person. As you can imagine this is a huge quantity of sugar and the worst part is that the consumption of large amounts of sugar can have disastrous effects on our body. (more…)