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Diabetes prevalence

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by slip, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m glad my post has generated an interesting discussion. It is fascinating.

    As I was typing the op I wondered if atom bomb testing would be mentioned! And also the Americanised diet, I don’t know the Pacific islands, nor if their diet had been completely Americanised or not, something to look into!
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My father was involved in the nuclear industry. He was designing and building nuclear power stations and working around testing sites in the late 1950's - 1975-ish. He maintained that the nuclear fallout, especially due to the Castle Bravo explosion, has affected most of us ever since.

    eta: https://www.atomicheritage.org/location/marshall-islands
     
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  3. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Combination.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I think a combo of things, but dietary is the lead cause. Indigenous cultures all have low rates of chronic disease, until they are exposed to the SAD diet. Throw all the rubbish, chemical additives, fake foods and high glucose foods both simple sugars and starch and you get the result you see.

    I think the high rates in island and small populations compared to the usa's level is because those small populations are so much more easily flooded with rubbish imported goods. Which changes their way of eating very quickly. It's also a lot easier to do the numbers on small populations compared to a 300 million plus country.
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    He was right.
     
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