Just one day of binge eating could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Overeating fatty foods over a 24-hour period increases blood glucose levels and lowers insulin sensitivity, a study found. Both of these have previously been linked to type 2 diabetes’ onset.
Senior author Dr Carl Hulston from Loughborough University, said: ‘This is important as excess sugar levels can be toxic. Not only this, but sustained over-production of insulin – by the pancreas – can lead to pancreatic dysfunction and an inability to produce insulin when it is needed.
‘These facts highlight the need to be conscious of what we eat and how it might affect our health.’
The researchers add their findings demonstrate the importance of not overindulging while on holiday or at times of celebration.