Diabetes, Obesity And Metabolism - Exploring The Connection

Increasingly, science is coming to terms with the fact that there is a link between diabetes, obesity and metabolism. Many people may still regard this important health issues as being isolated from one another.

For some the link is more pronounced and dramatic than it will be in others. However, even with that stated there is an increasingly apparent linkage between the three.

The obesity epidemic isn't just an American phenomenon. Slowly the obesity epidemic is spreading to the rest of the world, including what are generally thought of as "poor" countries with lower GDPs.


In part, the rise in obesity around the world is due to the fact that standards of living have increased. This means people are eating more calories and often fatty food.

The Impact Of A Western Diet On The World

Another reason for this spike in obesity is that many countries are adopting a Western and, in particular, an “American” relationship with food. The introduction of fast food chains, processed foods and, in some cases, refrigeration has all combined to help spur on the obesity epidemic.

Diabetes, obesity and metabolism are linked, as science has clearly shown that with obesity comes difficulty in regulating one's blood sugar levels. This, in turn, can lead to diabetes.

Diabetes And Metabolism

People with diabetes have a different type of metabolism than those without the disease. For those with type 2 diabetes, the ability to metabolize glucose is impaired. As a result, those with diabetes are more likely to gain weight and be resistant to insulin.

Boost Your Metabolism And Lose Weight

Being overweight or obese can wreck havoc on your metabolism serving to encourage weight gain. It is in this way that there is a link between the three factors of obesity, diabetes and, of course, metabolism as well.

A slow metabolism means that you are burning fewer calories at rest, whereas a fast metabolism means that you are burning more calories when at rest.

Food And Exercise Play A Role In Diabetes, Obesity And Metabolism

There are many ways that you can boost your metabolism, including eating foods, such as green tea and cayenne pepper. But these are far from being the only ways you can boost your metabolism.

Exercise also plays a significant role. Working out means burning calories and building muscle, which serves to keep the pounds off and reduce your risk of diabetes as well.

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