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Obesity Is A Big Contributor To Diabetes Boom.

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S., and there's a single biggest culprit to blame, found a new study released today in Annals of Internal Medicine: our ever-increasing body mass index, or BMI. The team analyzed data from five National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of a nationally representative U.S.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It’s not that simple. It is obesity becoming metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes), then going onto type-2 diabetes. The progression is caused by the flow of inflammation from the fat cells to the liver to the pancreas.

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