The way we live and eat now, people in their thirties have a very good chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Cutting back on carbohydrates like bread and potatoes to just 10 percent of your diet can help people avoid developing type 2 diabetes, an expert has advised.
Prof Joan Taylor, of De Montfort University, warned that most people are already on their way to developing diabetes by their thirties, but said simple changes in eating habits can prevent that.
At the British Science Festival, she said cutting foods like bread and potatoes could cause people to lose weight – a good thing for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and returning glucose levels to normal.
Prof Taylor says many people in their thirties gain weight slowly and develop metabolic syndrome, the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
If you don’t want that, she says, less bread and fewer potatoes — and products made from potatoes — is a good remedy.Sources): Daily Telegraph