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Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes?

Potential culprits include the trans fat in meat, the saturated fat, cholesterol, heme iron, advanced glycation end products (glycotoxins), animal protein (especially leucine), zoonotic viruses, and industrial pollutants that accumulate up the food chain.

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What a laundry list of a video! I know I just buzzed through those, but have more in-depth videos on each of the major topics:

Advanced glycation end products:
• Glycotoxins (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/glycotoxins/)
• Avoiding a Sugary Grave (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-a-sugary-grave/)
• Reducing Glycotoxin Intake to Prevent Alzheimer’s (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/reducing-glycotoxin-intake-to-prevent-alzheimers/)

• Why Do We Age? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/why-do-we-age/)
• Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/caloric-restriction-vs-animal-protein-restriction/)
• Prevent Cancer From Going on TOR (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/prevent-cancer-from-going-on-tor/)
• Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/saving-lives-by-treating-acne-with-diet/)

Viruses: Infectobesity: Adenovirus 36 and Childhood Obesity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/infectobesity-adenovirus-36-and-childhood-obesity/)

Poultry workers:
• Poultry Exposure and Neurological Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/poultry-exposure-and-neurological-disease/)
• Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/poultry-exposure-tied-to-liver-and-pancreatic-cancer/)
• Eating Outside Our Kingdom (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-outside-our-kingdom/)

Industrial pollutants:
• Obesity-Causing Pollutants in Food (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/obesity-causing-pollutants-in-food/)
• Diabetes and Dioxins (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/diabetes-and-dioxins/)
• Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/pollutants-in-salmon-and-our-own-fat/)

The link between meat and diabetes may also be due to a lack of sufficient protective components of plants in the diet. That’s the subject of my next video: How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-may-plants-protect-against-diabetes)

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  1. Fuck you, leftist fake scientist!

  2. What about leucine levels in legumes?

  3. Healthy animals eat grass and their bodies covert this grass into protein and fat… Common sense would say that meat is healthy. Unhealthy animals are fed unwisely and are given antibiotics… Common sense would say that meat is bad. What's the deal with meat Dr? There's so much research on the type of bad meat we're eating that it makes lots of sense to avoid it. But if the meat is healthy why avoid it? Vegans get sick too. Stop proposing a lifestyle that makes no sense. I know someone that was eating a vegan lifestyle and got diabetes… How? Explain that to me. The man though he was doing himself a favor and got sick because of this non sense. You sir need to research the real deal and accept it if it is contradictory to what you preach. Open your mind but I'm sure you have backers and would hate to lose their sponsorship.

  4. This so called dr seems to be very bias

  5. A Totally nonsensical video ! Cherry picked data !

    It is the rubbish USDA food pyramid written by an unscientific vegan staffer of the McGovern commission in 1977 !


    Two men all meat diet for one year 1930 by Walter S McLean and Eugene F Du Bois

    Nina Teicholz: Red meat and health


    Why vegans dislike Jordan Peterson ( Awesome argument— its a BELIEF DUH)


    Did America Get Fat by Listening to Government Experts?

    David diamond -An update on demonization and deceptive research of saturated fat


    In defense of the carbohydrate insulin model of weight gain


    Dietary sugars stimulate fatty acid synthesis in adults.
    Randomized controlled trial
    Parks EJ, et al. J Nutr. 2008.


    1977 McGovern commission report – The birth of the rubbish USDA food pyramid!


    How Big Government Backed Bad Science and Made Americans Fat: New at Reason


    The differences between plant and animal proteins

    A brief history of why we get fat, why we hate it

    Dr Gary Fettke :The role of nutrition in everything

  6. Hi, does anyone know how to read the science results that he posts up where it is something like beef 18 ± 6 for glucose.

  7. Trying to find the link to the exact study Dr. Greger is using in this viedo for a reference to show a friend proof that meat highly effects and causes diabetes. Anyone know? Thanks 🙂

  8. Thank you for quantifying all this evidence linking diabetes 2 and obesity to meat and dairy consumption…Funny thing my mom has always read health based books and she told me that toxins are stored in the fat of animals. This video has just supported and explained well many of the health facts I've heard and then some.

  9. Jeez, remember when the atkins diet was a life saver… an all meat low carb diet… bad decision. Although white flour, rice and such are the worst choice of carb.

  10. DR. Greggor, or is it mr hyde? Perhaps a Charlatan, you state studies where has these so called studies found and who supported their funding? hoe many people are useless vegans on these panels. Last question where is the funding for a trial on said your findings and the results of diabetics on the paleo diet? We will never see that because all the talk of inflammation leads to is the greatest culprit for inflammation in the body is Sugar. Your a schill for vegans and Peta, A charlatan. Get a 10,000 person trial 5k on your stupid guidelines and 5k on a paleo all diabetic with aic ranges over ten Lets see who has better results, I already know My diabetes is in near remission from a switch to paleo over crap from nutritionist in the past. What a fraud!

  11. no shit an all around diet of plants and animals is fine an excess of anything is bad for you

  12. this is amazing I have all of my blood test as a diabetes since 2000 I have kept track and have categorized my inflammation markers… sorry this according to my markers is Bullshit. Diabetes is carbohydrate intoxication, Vegans sure are idiots and peopole who beleive this nonsense are lemmings.

  13. I'll just steam chicken for now on.

  14. I watches the whole video and saw no correlation between meat and animal fat intake and diabetes.

    Thanks dr. Greger.

  15. Only process meat does that. :/

  16. Please cite the work you show us

  17. Ναι, το γεγονός αυτό είναι πραγματικά ανησυχητικό. Υπάρχουν τρόποι για το πώς να μειώσει κάτω από αυτόν τον παράγοντα κινδύνου για διαβήτη υπάρχει.

  18. Hello doctor, i have a question ,what does the adrenaline in meat effect to us?

  19. He said a lot of maybe's, possibilities, and nothing he said was certain or proven. Human beings have always eaten meat. Our gut is designed to process meat. He should pay more attention to the huge affect sugar especially Fructose in our foods is having on obesity and diabetes instead of rabbiting on about something that we are designed to eat.

  20. Here's an important additional factor for why meat consumption might increase the incidence of diabetes:  the insulinogenic factor.   Meat is low glycemic, but very high insulinogenic.   Meat forces the pancreas to secrete lots of insulin even though meat consumption causes very little rise in blood sugar.  More insulin secretion,  especially if the blood stream is carrying animal fat,  results in insulin resistance,,  which is what type 2 diabetes is all about.

  21. thank you mike, i love you as much as george carlin maybe more.

  22. I'm afraid if I go vegan I'll turn into an angry intolerant person like 99% of vegan commenters I see on YouTube.

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