New studies from the United States has highlighted the risk of high levels of food toxins in young infants could lead to them developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
The scientists revealed there were high levels of food toxins, called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), which are by-products of glucose linked to a range of chronic conditions, including diabetes, and are present in high levels in baby formula and are transmitted to newborn babies from maternal blood.
It is feared that modern food AGEs could overwhelm the body’s defences in young children, and many experts argue that safer and cheaper AGE-less approaches to a child’s diet should be explored.
One new study, which was published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that AGE products can become higher at birth and could lead to inflammation and resistance to insulin later in life.
In another study, it was revealed that adults with diabetes are able to lower the amount of toxins that produce inflammation by reducing how much grilled, fried and processed foods they consumen, also helping insulin resistance. Staying clear of foods that are heat processed to reduce the intake of toxic AGEs was shown to help overall health and insulin levels for people with diabetes.

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