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Junk Food and Kidneys Aren't the Best of Friends

May 12, 2016 02:59 AM EDT
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For those who are fond of junk food or processed food, this news certainly comes as a warning. Yes, answering the cravings of fast food too often may lead toType 2 diabetes, and potential health problems such as depression, fluctuation in blood sugar level, fatigue, and much more.

Another study has cautioned that the eating routine depending mostly on junk food or processed food may bring about long-term harm to your kidneys and give birth to type 2 diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the body does not deliver enough insulin or does not respond to it which causes a collection of sugar or glucose in the blood that can have severe long-term outcomes for organs, for example, kidneys and can prompt diabetic kidney infection. 

"The western diet has more and more processed junk food and fat and there is a well-established link between excessive consumption of this food and recent increases in the prevalence of obesity and Type 2 diabetes," said the lead author of the study Havovi Chichger from Anglia Ruskin University in Britain.

"In our study, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes both induce changes in glucose transport in the kidney but junk food or a diet high in fat causes changes that are very similar to those found in Type 2 diabetes," Chichger included in a paper which was a part of the Experimental Physiology journal. 

The group made use of creature models of diabetes, models of obesity induced by diet, and insulin imperviousness to perceive how insulin resistance and an excess of sugar or fat influenced glucose transporters in the kidney. The rats were encouraged to eat junk food which included bars of chocolate, cheese, rolls, and marshmallows for eight consecutive weeks, and for a fat rodent for five weeks. Then, they tried the impact of these weight control plans on glucose levels and the diverse glucose transporters in the kidneys.

The result of the weight control plans, or diets, on these transporters, was contrasted with the changes that were found in rodent models of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The outcomes uncovered that specific types of glucose transporters and also their administrative proteins were available in a higher number in Type 2 diabetic rats. Be that as it may, a high-fat eating diet and junk food diet brought on an allusive increment in those receptors. 

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