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What You Need To Know About Fats And Type 2 Diabetes

Dietary fats are one of the three major components or macro-nutrients of all foods. The other two are carbohydrates and proteins.

Fats have a wide range of functions and are a necessary part of our diets. However certain fats can be very damaging to health and, indeed, too much fat in the diet is the root cause of type 2 diabetes.

What is fat?

The term fats covers a wide group of compounds that are composed of chains of fatty acids.

Generally speaking, a fatty acid consists of a straight chain of an even number of carbon atoms, with hydrogen atoms tacked on along the length of the chain and at one end of the chain. The other end of the chain will finish with a group of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms.

Fatty acids are not found in nature in a free state. They are usually joined in groups of three together with glycerol (an alcohol) to form a molecule called a triglyceride.

During digestion, the body breaks down the fats we eat into fatty acids, which can then be absorbed into the blo…
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Is Being Fat Safe or Dangerous?

Let’s follow this obnoxious thread all the way to everything’s ultimate conclusion: celebrities. Check out these celebs who went from healthy to just plain fat.

1. Mariah Carey Mariah went from innocent songstress, to sexy pop-star, to aging teletubby grasping desperately at her fading sexual-appeal via the systematic torture of buttons and zippers. The fault of this sad state of affairs falls on us for our expectations of what a woman’s body should look like, but we shouldn’t overlook that people like Mariah choose to market themselves not just as singers, but as sexual objects.

2. Britney Spears Pop-star Britney Spears, was on top of the world, as a teenager she became a multi-million dollar franchise, she made a movie, started clothing lines, had her own perfume in Walmart stores across the country, pranced around half-naked with a snake around her neck in front of the entire world and in doing so captured the imagination of young men everywhere. Sadly, she buckled under the pressu…