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Diabetes Hits Hardest in Poor Countries That Aren't Overweight. Why?

We tend to think of Type 2 diabetes as a scourge caused by the fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles of modern Western countries. But scientists are now realizing that’s less than half the story.


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  1. its epidemic here in Philippines and the people are getting fat like the west, the western corporate food conglomerates see the markets in asia as very profitable

  2. Can someone please summarise this video to me ?
    I watched it, but I still don't quite get the conclusion .

  3. You know where malnutrition comes from british rule and also malnutrition is genetic after british rule average height decreased in India every fucking bullshit comes from britain sugar processed food
    If indians wants to be strong they have to start weight lifting because it increases muscles and decrease vescral fat and indians have to don't eat sugar before british rule indians eat jaggery which is poorest form of sugar but rich in iron

  4. Maybe it has something to do with low muscle mass?

  5. Even laypeople know that BMI is a highly flawed metric for measuring health.

  6. 5:48 did they just take a raw ass lancet and stick the guy with it, no striker device? yikes.

  7. Industrial seed oils, high PUFA diet, etc also play a role. There are cultures with low incidence of diabetes who range from very low carb, to very high carb intake. The unifying factor appears to be the introduction of high PUFA intake, which in turn leads to greater insulin resistance, metabolic derangement, & carb intolerance.

  8. I was told I'm diabetic six months ago and have gotten worse by the day! Going to doctors has been a joke and useless! I'm in constant pain and told I can't get any pain medicine! Because of junkies killing themselves overdosing! I have went to 7 doctor's and have gotten nothing but pissed off but they are getting rich from my insurance for doing nothing but telling me to go to someone else! Hard to believe there's something lower than a lawyer but doctors are worse by far! So I sit with diabetic nerve pain day after day with vary little sleep or leaving the house waiting to die or lose my mind because of some stupid junkies and doctors that couldn't care less!

  9. The problem is not fat it's sugar

  10. Very informative video.

  11. Look at the sugar and refined carb intake… it's the kiss of death.

  12. I also had lifelong B12 deficiency which we did not know about until 4 or 5 years ago. My nerve damage was getting far worse so my neurologist tested for B12 and intrinsic factor and now I need to take a B12 injection every month at home.

  13. Please pass along your social media if you cannot help and I am open to any and all questions. Thank you so much! 🙂https://www.gofundme.com/too-young-to-be-housebound?sharetype=teams&member=731184&rcid=r01-153974828211-70a2e815f4e54d07&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

  14. I am 100% insulin-resistant as I have a genetic disorder no one else in the world has as of yet but causes my insulin receptors not to function. I was a research patient and they won't speak to me any longer and the lead doctor is the dean of Harvard Medical School now. Is also a man in England who studied me in Boston and then when I lived in the UK wanted my blood. His name was O'Rehilly. My doctors as I said said will not even speak to my doctors. If anyone is interested in trying to help me and name this I would be grateful.

  15. You see? We think of Indians as eating healthy because so many of vegetarian or vegan. Trust me don't go vegetarian or vegan to lose weight it's just as easy to gain weight as it is to lose it. There is a lot of vegan junk food out there even eating too much fresh fruit is a bad thing too much of anything is a bad thing. I will say as I have said before the country is allowing this junk food in and the people are buying it when they don't have to! I gave up all of that processed food for the most part when I went vegan. I didn't go vegan to lose weight I went vegan for the right reasons but even before that I hadn't had anything fried or fast food in years and the last time I had fast food was two years ago I went to Wendy's and got a Blackberry lemonade because I was going to be 45 minutes on the road. People don't have to purchase the junk food I would rather have high quality food and less of it than junk food and more of it! People need to take responsibility and stop with the junk food! Yes it can be like an addiction but so is smoking and I quit smoking after 40 years I had my first cigarette at 8 years old and was a regular smoker by 12 years old. I moved where I live now and I quit overnight I couldn't smoke in here so I ordered Vape system which I have long since graduated from but I have not had a cigarette in nearly 4 years and I have cigarettes in the laundry room which are probably horribly stale. But what it shows is that I can live with cigarettes in the house and not open a pack and smoke it Outdoors. If I am extremely nervous or having anxiety I will pick up my vape and a cup of coffee and I don't think I will ever go back to cigarettes so it can be done and if you have children don't let them start! Don't make food a fun family thing on the weekend because you go to KFC and Taco Bell! Have game night or movie night make popcorn don't go out to the fast-food because there's nothing else to do. And don't bring it into your home. Indians used to bake and still do quite a bit at home and it's much healthier than buying pastries and candy bars in the shops. Elizabeth MD Ph.D food and nutrition science PhD microbiology

  16. So essentially, prenatal exposure to increased fat levels ready the cells by helping them adpot a certain insulin training pattern & become resilient to future fat flooding.

    However when cells are deprived of this training (aka low birth weight) their response to increased fat levels later in life is erratic & haywire.

  17. The John Yudkin in this video is the nephew of the John Yudkin who wrote Pure, White and Deadly. He most certainly knows sugar causes diabetes, unless he is a complete idiot.

  18. John Yudkin? Any relation to John Yudkin, author of Pure, White and Deadly? the man who tried to warn us back in the 1950's that sugar consumption causes heart disease?

  19. Sugar causes diabetes. Always has, always will.

  20. As a student of behavioral genetics/genetic engineering, I enjoyed this documentary very much. Excellent job.

  21. Eat, sleep, fuck and enjoy life! Wherever it stop, it stops.

  22. Diabetes is a liver disease. It's the liver that gets fat, everything else is secondary.

  23. It’s called skinny fat. Meaning people have more fat than muscle on their body.

  24. Us people who spend too much time at gyms or with fitness in general know that having the correct body fat percentage is quite possibly one of the most important benchmarks a human can achieve. BMI is there too, but you do all those weight trainings just to avoid being 'thin fat'.

  25. Science is very complex and correlation might be incorrect because many factor responsible for diseases. As environment is changing around us including diets, we are becoming more susceptible to diseases of western world. India need to more conscience about their lifestyle.

  26. well yea, fat weighs less than muscle.

  27. Have you physically tried a little of experimental farming? According to Soviet era research it says otherwise and vitamin B12 are high if you are using heirloom natural genetic varieties of rice, practicing deep plowing, recycling all organic wastes and mixing composite rock dust mixtures as the organic wastes turned into humus creating humic acids that dissolves the composite rock dust mixtures (rock dust powder as fine as baby powder dissolves in water) and making the soil is given sufficient time to make itself properly and well biogeochemically balanced. Physical evidence is undeniable proof and irrefutable physical factors. Ever heard of beri-beri? Prisoners living on brown rice never had beri-beri but when given white rice they started having beri-beri and that is a scientific physical fact for it happened in the past in some Southeast Asian prison. And the other eating habits that might includes foods that might interfere with B12 absorption. The list is very long. DON'T BE ONLINE DEPENDENT, READ PHYSICAL PRINTED BOOKS GOING WAY BACK TO THE PAST IN THE 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920a, 1910s, 1900…..and check your library microfilm archives concerning food and nutrition. We have been warning of a digital dark age and a digital dictatorship, and now BOTH ARE HAPPENING CREATING CENSORSHIP, DELETION, DISINFORMATION, MISINFORMATION, HALF TRUTHS/HALF LIES, ETC. With physical printed books and microfilm archives with microfilm equipments and office equipments and starting from the present edition to the past and 1st edtition you can have all of the information simultaneously open to you to conduct instantaneous access and cross-referencing capabilities while showing all themselves of their contents to you simultaneously. Unfortunately houses today do not even have a library room and a study-library room/office room filled with books covering all fields of human knowledge of civilization. A large library with large tables and well lighted and well equipped with 1970s and 1960s and early 1980s era office equipments and other technologies to make research-studying convenient are the required infra-technostructures. But now they are most missing in your American households, not all, but most of them are ill-equipped for they have been brainwashed that all they need is a computer and that is wrong for they have no physical printed books/microfilm archives libraries with the necessary analog equipments to do the required cross-referencing and counter-checking. All printed media such as textbooks, books, pocket books, hard bound books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, calendars, leaflets, pamplets, booklets, mini-mags, etc, covering all the ages of the past many decades before the year 2000 is what you must acquire and study. Study speed reading, speed comprehension, speed retention, speed memorization, speed thought organization of knowledge in a well properly orderly manner, speed mental recall, etc. That way you won't miss a single thing.

  28. Impressive and admirable how such a rustic and unsophisticated hospital and research group in india found so many complex and useful information… Dayumm

  29. This has just blown my mind!!!

  30. Im tired of all this BULLSHIT thats spread around by "doctors" and the drug companies so they can make more millions (actually trillions) of dollars at the expense of human beings.  Type 2, any type, can be corrected and gotten rid of if you stop eating the garbage that passes for "food" AND STOP LISTENING TO DOCTORS . I bacame "diabetic" about 5 years ago, at 66. I dont use drugs for anything. They only turn off the simptom and destroy another part of your body. I told my doctor not to bother, because I dont do drugs. I removed all the crap from my diet. I dont eat RICE (not one grain), not white, not brown, NONE. I dont eat POTATOES.  I dont eat SUGAR. And I keep the bread to as little as possible (some items are made with bread and it's unavoidable).  I've been doing this for about a year and Ive gotten my glucose level to very low.  The normal range for glucose is between 70 and 115. Duringthe night is when the level goes up the highest, while you sleep. My levels on getting up (in a fasting state) heve been lately in the area of 130 – 140. This goes down within a couple of hours to normal. By dinner time, Im around 110 to 116.  These were my readings yesterday : At 9:30 – 137 (fasting level)/ at 2:50 pm – 127/ at 7:15 – 102. TODAY at 11:15 (fasting) I had 112.   This Ive done by myself, on my own. I learned about diabetes from Google articles and constantly correct any mistakes i make (sometimes I do indulge a craving).  A very bad thing people do is to believe that just because they take drugs for diabetes, they can eat as if they were normal. WRONG ! You have to remove the bad stuff from your diet (Its bad because its bad FOR YOU). I have first hand proof of this. In my immediate family, two members had diabetes and were medicated but ate anything. One of them, my aunt, was in terrible condition (getting insulin shots twice a day and the reads were about 300 anyway). She eventually died of complications. But she would eat her RICE everyday and bread and potatoes and sometimes sweets. Suicide !  Another thing is that INSULIN makes you gain weight, the wrong thing to do, as this raises your glucose level. You need to LOSE weight. This will LOWER your blood glucose levels automatically. Good health to you all.

  31. BMI has been pretty misleading for awhile now. Every crossfitter, gym bunny, and bodybuilder knows that. People with more muscle than the average person have higher BMI's but none of the diseases that accompany more weight.

  32. Interesting, although the idea that prenatal nutrition is a risk factor in diabetes and related diseases is not new. There has been evidence from children born during or immediately after the Dutch famine at the end of WW2 showed increased risks to diabetes, although I believe this was also true of their children (i.e. it did not stop at a single generation).

  33. This is so true. I live in India and I recently found out that me and most people in my family had a B12 deficiency. Gotta take them supplements.

  34. This is suhc a pilke of lies. The incidence of Diabetes goes up completely proportionally with the obesity epidemic. Its highest in the west. This is nothing but a bunch of lies to appease fat slobs that don't want to take care of their body, but do want us healthy people to pay for their healthcare. I say we should let fat people pay for their own healthcare. IF they are so healthy, then we are doing them a favor, but they need to be put in their own groups.

  35. well its all about diet …..indian diet is full with white sugar and carb and very less protein leads to skinny fat

  36. Wow, this is really interesting.
    I was a pretty lightweight baby too (slight over 2.5 kg) and my mother was probably malnourished (she had nothing to eat and didn't gain any weight throughout her pregnancy, stayed at around 40 kg). My parents tried to make up ensure I had good nutrition after I was born, but after puberty I was diagnosed with PCOS, and my fasting glucose tests placed me in the pre-diabetic range. My doctor has also told me, anecdotally, that she has noticed most of her patients with PCOS are from China, like me. I wouldn't be surprised if it's related to the prenatal nutrient deficiencies that they talked about in this video.

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