Heart disease doesn’t occur in a vacuum. It is caused by complications that arise from a variety of factors including diabetes and obesity. If you have a body mass index of 30% or more, you are not alone. Chances are you suffer from insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.
Obesity and Diabetes Statistics:
- 1 in 3 Americans are obese (defined by 30% of BMI).
- 1 in 12 are diabetic (with another 3 in 12 displaying symptoms of insulin resistance or pre-diabetes).
Both obesity and diabetes have reached epidemic proportions. It is a shame, because this “epidemic” is caused primarily by poor nutrition and the lack of understanding about the role of fats in our western diet. In order to better understand where we’ve been and where we’re going it might be useful to look back at the history of nutritional guidelines.