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The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

In response to Diabetes, Fructose and Natural Appetite Regulation Akemi asked me some good questions. In the process of reply I found myself essentially writing another article so I thought I’d post it up as an article so everyone gets a chance to read it. Akemi’s comment is below and my response follows.

Diabetes, Fructose and Natural Appetite Regulation

In 1870 the average Australian consumed about 1kg of fructose per year. By 2000 we were eating about 1kg every 10 days! Fructose gets converted to fat very rapidly by your liver and then circulates in your blood. That much fat in your arteries messes up your appetite control system. When your appetite control system gets messed up you eat too much and get fat.