Associated Press reported that, "An estimated 366 million people world-wide now suffer from diabetes, and the global epidemic is getting worse ..." This is according to the International Diabetes Federation which described the situation as "staggering" with one person dying from diabetes every seven seconds.
It is widely acknowledged that obesity rates and the chronic ingestion of high-glycemic index carbohydrates are a major factor in the development of diabetes. It is the amylopectins in plants that carry the bulk of the carbohydrates of which their are three, amylopectin A, B, and C. Amylopectin A, the form found in wheat, is the most easily digestible and therefore raises blood sugar more than the other forms. In fact, two slices of whole wheat bread can spike blood sugar higher than two tablespoons of sugar. It is also believed that these high surges in blood sugar coupled with the high insulin response they provoke are involved in the epidemic in obesity, especially the creation of visceral "belly fat" that is considered the most dangerous kind.
Other chilling data and statistics regarding Wheat-zilla were revealed in the groundbreaking book "Wheat Belly" recently released by author and cardiologist Dr. William R. Davis.
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