Put down that McRib. And not just because it's gross. Sugar and simple carbs might not be the only bad guys when it comes to diabetes. A diet high in meat also could increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
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According to French researchers, a diet heavy in animal products and other acidic foods can cause an acid load in the body. This higher acid level (called chronic metabolic acidosis) can cause reduced insulin sensitivity, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes.
"We have demonstrated for the first time in a large prospective study that dietary acid load was positively associated with Type 2 diabetes risk, independently of other known risk factors for diabetes," the researchers said, according to WebMD.More »