Overeating can lead to a pre-diabetic state in just 2 days


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Fast food fans world over, you may want to rethink you dietary choices. A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine showed that eating large amounts of high calorie food can cause metabolic changes, leading to a state of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance predisposes the body to the development of type 2 diabetes.

Insulin is a hormone that helps in the absorption of blood sugar by skeletal muscles and fat tissue. Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to appropriately utilize the insulin produced, leading to the accumulation of glucose in blood. To deal with the excess glucose, the body produces more insulin, leading to an impasse known as insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors and differs from Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder in which the body makes no insulin…

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