In the U.S., more than a third of our population either has diabetes or is prediabetic. This phenomenal amount of chronic and dangerous disease is due entirely to a diet of junk ~ too much processed fast food and animal products.
Eating a lot of junk does not necessarily equate to obesity ~ however it does result in terribly poor health. Many people who live with such a dangerous diet do not gain weight.
Jeff O'Connell, writer for Men's Health, began feeling lethargic and having headaches, which led to him finding out he is prediabetic at age 43 (his dad lost a leg to diabetes), as a result of his diet of junk food. In his new book, Sugar Nation, he investigates the roots of type 2 diabetes ~ exposing a huge body of misinformation stretching from our kitchens to our doctors' offices.
In the end, after all his investigation, he feels pessimistic that we (as a society) will prevail against diabetes anytime soon - however is incredibly optimistic that any one person can beat this terrible disease.
There is so much information, and more and more of it, that reveals the direct relationship between diet and disease. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.