When we think of burger and fries, we think of fat, weight gain or adding to our risk for heart disease but who would think that if we add a Tim Horton’s double, double or that Dunkin’s it is putting us at risk for diabetes? A new Canadian study shows:

Our very own Ontario researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin discovered

– a healthy person’s blood sugar levels spike after eating a high-fat meal.

– the spike doubles after having both a fatty meal and caffeinated coffee – levels similar to those of people at risk for diabetes.

– the results tell us that saturated fat interferes with the body’s ability to clear sugars from the blood and, when combined with caffeinated coffee, the impact can be even worse

– Beaudoin said, “Having sugar remain in our blood for long periods is unhealthy because it can take a toll on our body’s organs.”

The study from the Ontario university was published Friday in the Journal of Nutrition. Read the full story at:

http://www.torontosun.com/life/healthandfitness/2011/04/01/17835861.html

Blood sugar levels are not a major concern for everyone, but they should be of moderate concern to the general population considering the rising trend of diabetes.

The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/04/01/fast-food-is-twice-as-bad-for-you-with-a-coffee-study/

Toronto, June 16, 2010

Diabetes cases in Canada to increase by almost 2 million by 2017: study

Right now, more than two million Canadians are living with diabetes. However, the study suggests that new diabetes cases in the next 10 years will occur in younger age groups when compared to previous years. This, coupled with improved treatments for diabetes, means more Canadians will be living with diabetes than ever before.

http://www.ices.on.ca/webpage.cfm?site_id=1&org_id=117&morg_id=0&gsec_id=3089&item_id=6224&utility_link_id=3089