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A Research Critique on a Quantitative Study of Diabetes
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A Research Critique on a Quantitative Study of Diabetes Ugommah Miller Course: MRSHison 433V Instructor: Emgi Lawson Date 2012/07/20 A Research Critique on a Quantitative Study of Diabetes Diabetes is one of the world’s most emergent diseases that gains worldwide attention due to being linked to lifestyle choices, and is considered to be a growing epidemic among the global population (Barnett, Barnett, & Kumar, 2009).
Those who have type 2 diabetes are usually overweight to a point of obesity, and, mostly, are physically inactive (Allman, 2008). The genetic basis for diabetes has been established as a hereditary mutation in insulin-producing genes, resulting in inefficient release of insulin to regulate glucose production. For people with type 1 diabetes this is usually the case, but for those with type 2, aside from excess consumption of carbohydrates and other sources of sugar, the presence of adipose tissue adds up to the additional glucose circulating in the body, creating the need for additional insulin (Lowe, 2001). Therefore, it is recommended that for people with type 2 diabetes, weight loss, increase in dietary fiber, and controlling food consumption are touted as the most effective ways for health improvement. In a meta-analysis study by Anderson, Kendall, Randles, and Jenkins (2004), diabetic patients that consumed food with moderate carbohydrates and high fiber content were shown to have lower postprandial plasma glucose and levels of low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides. ...
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