Want to know how to reverse type 2 diabetes epidemic in 3 years?
We must first understand who is creating the epidemic, who has vested interests in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates to continue skyrocketing, then we look at the 8 steps that can reverse type 2 diabetes epidemic in 3 years.
The public have a right to know how the American, Australian and British Dietetic Association, and the Institute of Economic Affairs get their funding from the sugar industry. These groups (unknowingly or not) actually act on behalf for the benefit and interests of the food industry.
The report written by NHS consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, Professor Robert Lustig of the University of California San Francisco and Professional Grant Schofield of Auckland has just been published in the Journal Of Insulin Resistance – you can read it here.
This paper, has hit headlines around the world, sending shockwaves throughout the food industry – and for good reason. Change is coming.
The science showed tobacco was dangerous to our health, yet it took 50 years of dirty tactics for change to occur. The world cannot wait another 50 years for action on sugar to take place. We need to start to reverse type 2 diabetes now.
Now, the science demonstrating sugar’s role in diet-related disease is incontrovertible, but science alone cannot curb the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics. Opposition from vested interests that profit from diminishing society’s health must be overcome.
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8 Steps To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic In 3 Years
- Education for the public should emphasise that there is no biological need or nutritional value of added sugar. Industry should be forced to label added and free sugars on food products in teaspoons rather than grams, which will make it easier to understand.
- There should be a complete ban of companies associated with sugary products from sponsoring sporting events. We encourage celebrities in the entertainment industry and sporting role models (as Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and American basketballer Stephan Curry have already done) to publicly dissociate themselves from sugary product endorsement.
- We call for a ban on loss leading sugary junk food and drinks in supermarkets and end-of-aisle promotions.
- Sugary drinks taxes should extend to sugary foods as well.
- We call for a complete ban of all sugary drink advertising (including fruit juice) on TV and internet demand services.
- We recommend the discontinuing of all governmental food subsidies, especially commodity crops such as sugar, which contribute to health detriments. These subsidies distort the market and increase the costs of non-subsidised crops, making them unaffordable for many. No industry should be provided a subsidy for hurting people.
- Policy should prevent all dietetic organisations from accepting money or endorsing companies that market processed foods. If they do, they cannot be allowed to claim that their dietary advice is independent.
- We recommend splitting healthy eating and physical activity as separate and independent public health goals. We strongly recommend avoiding sedentary lifestyles through promotion of physical activity to prevent chronic disease for all ages and sizes, because ‘you can’t outrun a bad diet’. However, physical (in)activity is often conflated as an alternative solution to obesity on a simple energy in-and-out equation. The evidence for this approach is weak. This approach necessarily ignores the metabolic complexity and unnecessarily pitches two independently healthy behaviours against each other on just one poor health outcome (obesity). The issue of relieving the burden of nutrition-related disease needs to improve diet, not physical activity.
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It may be an individual’s right to eat or drink sugar, but when global healthcare is collapsing under the burden of the complications from a high sugar diet and nutrition related diseases, it’s time to take action.
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