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November 6, 2017

In the film, “What the Health,” Dr. Neal Barnard gives an explanation of his understanding of what drives type two diabetes:

Diabetes is not and never was caused by eating a high carbohydrate diet, and it’s not caused by eating sugar. The cause of diabetes is a diet that builds up the amount of fat into the blood. I’m talking about a typical meat-based, animal-based diet. You can look into the muscle cells of the human body and you find that they’re building up tiny particles of fat that’s causing insulin resistance. What that means is the sugar that is naturally from the foods that you are eating can’t get into the cells where it belongs. It builds up in the blood and that’s diabetes.”

Insulin resistance is when there is enough insulin but it's not working. Our muscle cells can become resistant to the effect of insulin when fat (fat inside our muscle cells) blocks the signalling pathway process so that (regardless of insulin intake) it's not able to open the glucose gates and bloo...

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