FEB 18, 2019 5:45 PM PST

What If We Are Wrong About Diabetes

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce
What most people understand about type II diabetes is that poor diet, over time, causes the overwhelmed pancreas to lose its ability to regulate blood sugar.
 
In the following video, Dr. Peter Attia discusses his concerns that medical science may have the cause and effect, concerning obesity and diabetes, all wrong.
 
“Maybe we should be asking ourselves if it’s possible that insulin resistance causes weight gain and the diseases associated with obesity,“ Dr. Attia says in his Ted Talk.
 
He also discusses what harm is done by blaming the patient for their condition and his regret for previously having done just that.
 
His hypothesis, if correct, would have significant implications for the care of diabetes patients. In his research, Dr. Attia has devoted all his time to focus on this problem. In seeking answers, he has built a highly specialized team of experts who challenge his biases.

 

 
It may be time that we question all we know about diabetes. It is in the best interest of medical science, and patients, that medical scientists hold themselves to the highest professional standard.
 
About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
You May Also Like
JUL 03, 2020
Cardiology
How Diet and Gut Microbes May Impact Artery Health
JUL 03, 2020
How Diet and Gut Microbes May Impact Artery Health
Researchers are learning how dietary choices may be causing damage to the arteries as people age.
JUL 25, 2020
Cardiology
Neurofibromatosis and How It Affects Heart Health
JUL 25, 2020
Neurofibromatosis and How It Affects Heart Health
Genetic diseases are persistent and often cause minor issues that can develop into more prominent problems later. Take n ...
SEP 15, 2020
Cardiology
Dopamine Could Cause Heart Arrhythmia After Heart Failure
SEP 15, 2020
Dopamine Could Cause Heart Arrhythmia After Heart Failure
Everyone knows that friend with a tattoo of a molecule of dopamine. Usually associated with the pleasure response, it is ...
SEP 22, 2020
Cardiology
Mosquito-Borne Illnesses are Linked to Stroke
SEP 22, 2020
Mosquito-Borne Illnesses are Linked to Stroke
Mosquitoes are major disease vectors; they are considered the world's deadliest animal because they kill so many people.
OCT 18, 2020
Cardiology
Many Heart Disease Deaths Are Preventable With Diet Improvements
OCT 18, 2020
Many Heart Disease Deaths Are Preventable With Diet Improvements
New research has suggested that over two-thirds of heart disease cases around the world are preventable with improvement ...
OCT 27, 2020
Cardiology
Boron Could Prevent Myocardial Fibrosis and Assist in Recovery
OCT 27, 2020
Boron Could Prevent Myocardial Fibrosis and Assist in Recovery
When you pass by the nutrition section at the local grocery store, there is a chance you’ll come across row upon r ...
Loading Comments...