HealthHigh cholesterol intake linked to type 2 diabetes risk, new research warns

High cholesterol intake linked to type 2 diabetes risk, new research warns

Beware of fatty and fried products. They are a cholesterol bomb.
Beware of fatty and fried products. They are a cholesterol bomb.
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3:43 PM EST, January 11, 2024

Scientists have long underscored our diet's significant role in preventing numerous diseases. The findings of a recent analysis—published in the "Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases" journal—indicate that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes rises with the ingestion of cholesterol in our diet.

Shockingly, it appears that the risk of acquiring this debilitating illness increases by five percent for every 0.004 ounces of daily cholesterol consumption.

How does this occur? Scientists believe that cholesterol detrimentally impacts the functionality of pancreatic beta cells, thereby disrupting carbohydrate metabolism. While this isn't fully comprehended yet, this scientific revelation necessitates carefully evaluating our dietary choices.

He explained that escalated cholesterol levels hinder insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells, decrease skeletal muscle mass, trigger systemic inflammation, lean towards obesity, and consequently augment the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Health experts assert that the Mediterranean diet is the most beneficial diet for our health. It comprises vegetables, fruits, fish, and healthy fats derived from olive oil or nuts. This diet has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Conversely, it's advisable to restrict the intake of products rich in cholesterol, such as processed meats, sausages, offal, bacon, cream, cheeses, products containing palm oil, greasy dishes, food fried in oil, and fast-food meals.

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