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Chicken or Egg?

Which came first, the extra weight or the Type 2 Diabetes?
There is a prevailing opinion that fat people get Type 2 Diabetes *because* they are fat.
At the same time, there’s plenty of evidence that Type 2 Diabetes is an inherited genetic disorder of the metabolic system that is progressive.
Why is it so hard to believe that the bad genes came first and *caused* the weight gain? Hmm, a person with an inherited genetic disorder of the metabolism system is putting on weight…go figure.
Maybe, just maybe, the disease came first. Slowly impeding the processing of glucose in the body. Slowly causing ever increasing amounts of insulin to be released in order to deal with all that glucose. Slowly increasing the insulin resistance, allowing that excess insulin do the second part of its job- store fat.
Is it really so hard to believe that maybe Type 2 Diabetics tend to be fat *because* they have a disease, instead of vice-versa?
I’ve yet to see a good study that conclusively points one way or the other. There’s no doubt that the vast majority of people with Type 2 are fat.
Maybe there’s a reason for that?

Source: http://www.t2faq.com/type-2-diabetes/weight/chicken-or-egg.html »


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