Episode 21: Diabetes, Only about Sugar? (The Abstract #1)

When we think about diabetes, we always point the finger at sugar. But is sugar only to blame?

In this episode of The Abstract, we look at the Rotterdam study - hot off the press - to see the mounting evidence suggesting that it's not just sugar, but also animal foods that’s linked with increased risk for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Listen in!


Chen Z et al. Plant vs animal-based diets and insulin resistance, prediabetes and type two diabetes: the Rotterdam Study. European Journal of Epidemiology (2018) 33: 883-893

The Abstract is a special edition of the Lifestyle Is Medicine podcast where we explore a recently published peer-reviewed scientific paper so you can stay up-to-date on the latest research on how our lifestyle is medicine.

The Lifestyle Is Medicine podcast is produced by Pathways to Wholeness Lifestyle Medicine in Toronto, Canada. Pathways is a medical centre that promotes wholistic health through lifestyle medicine. Pathways provides compassionate, evidence-based medical care at two clinics in Toronto: the North York Lifestyle Medicine Clinic and Junction Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Learn more at: www.pathwaystowholeness.ca

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