The Link Between Food Insecurity and Type 2 Risk

A new health study conducted in Canada found that people who cannot afford to eat regularly or to eat a healthy diet have a two-times greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Household food insecurity, which is defined as having uncertain or inadequate food access due to financial limitations. A possible factor in the link to type 2 is that people on limited budgets may rely on cheaper, calorie-dense foods which can contribute to weight gain and diabetes risk. The researchers urge policy interventions to address food insecurity and reduce the burden of diabetes on both individuals and the health care system. Read more

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