Do Meat and Cheese Lead to Diabetes?

A recent study in France found that women who eat higher amounts meat, cheese, eggs, fish, bread, and soft drinks were at greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The part about soft drinks may sound obvious, but what about meat and cheese? Can meat and cheese really lead to diabetes? If so, what’s the connection? The connection, in short, is acid. Foods such as meat, fish, and other common “acidic offenders” produce acids when they are broken down by the body. This causes the body’s systems to be more acidic. Some researchers believe that this excess acidity can lead to all kinds of health problems—including (but not limited to) type 2 diabetes. While proponents of the…

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