Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Poor Diet

A risk assessment model examined the impact of 11 dietary factors on type 2 diabetes (T2D) incidence globally in 1990 and 2018. In 2018, suboptimal consumption of these dietary factors led to an estimated 14.1 million new T2D cases, accounting for 70.3% of global cases. Notably, inadequate whole-grain intake, excessive refined rice and wheat intake, and excess processed meat consumption contributed significantly to T2D burden. The proportion of diet-related T2D was highest in central and eastern Europe, central Asia, and Latin America, while South Asia had the lowest proportion. The study revealed an increase in diet-related T2D cases from 1990 to 2018, emphasizing the need for improved dietary habits to combat T2D globally.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.