Discuss: Do Diet Foods Make You Fat?

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Discuss: Do Diet Foods Make You Fat?
« on: 22/02/2012 16:25:25 »
Could diet foods be making you fatter?  How do we learn to like the foods we eat?  This week, we indulge in the science of appetite, diet and diabetes.  We'll find out how our early experiences of food can alter our diets for life, and ask if low calorie alternatives to sweet and fatty foods can fool the brain into underestimating the energy content of the real thing.  Also, how synthetic chemists are searching for compounds to monitor blood glucose and control diabetes.  Plus, how regions of the brain can “catch” Alzheimer’s from each other, we discover a new microscopy technique that can open a window on the brain in action, and talk to the Australian ecologist who thinks more introduced species, including elephants, could stabilise the Aussie ecosystem.
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Re: Discuss: Obesity & Diabetes
« Reply #1 on: 20/01/2012 05:45:08 »
I'm looking forward to hearing your podcast.
Keep in mind that there are two types of diabetes. 

Type 1 diabetes is usually Juvenile onset, and insulin dependent.  It is not related to obesity.  I presume your photo is of a person with type 1 diabetes. 

Type 2 diabetes is usually related to older individuals, and is related to obesity.  While it may require insulin supplement, it is often treated with diet.  The pancreas continues to make insulin, but the cells develop a resistance to the insulin. 

Type 2 diabetes is especially prevalent in the Pima Indians, and has been significantly improved with diet and exercise programs.