Re: Quality of dietary fat and genetic risk of type 2 diabetes: individual participant data meta-analysis
The relationship between lifestyle, diet and genetic predisposition plays an important role in type 2 diabetes because it is characterized by the inability to produce insulin, the hormone responsible for regulating blood glucose, and therefore by excess glucose in the bloodstream.
The food containing carbohydrates and fats in the 21st century has changed many biochemical processes--for example, the metabolism of fatty acids--leading to the development of chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. However, a diet rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially polyunsaturated fats such as omega 3 and 6 (linoleic acid) are healthy but are of a high economic cost that is not accessible to people in middle strata, this being the social class of greater significance worldwide.
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