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SATURATED FATS AND DIABETES The Relationship Between Saturated Fats and Diabetes The rising incidence of diabetes has become a global concern. More than 400 million people live with diabetes globally, and in 2015 alone, over 5 million deaths could be traced back to the illness (Bradley, 2018). Notably, studies point towards saturated fats as a driver for obesity-induced non-insulin-dependent diabetes (type 2) (Bradley, 2018). In addition, researchers found that overfeeding on saturated fats increases insulin resistance significantly (Luukkonen et al., 2018). Here, inflammation is the primary cause for insulin resistance, which can either be enhanced or minimized by the fatty acid constitution of one’s diet (Sears & Perry, 2015). In essence, this topic is important to me because I live with the illness. I plan to investigate the impact of saturated fats on the onset and progression diabetes. Although some claim the causes of the disease are reversible (Ommen et al., 2018), many living with
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