Eating Potatoes May Increase Human Risk of Three Serious Diseases

Yesterday, 09:45 | author: Maria Solovieva | Photo pixabay.com

Harvard Health warned that frequent consumption of potatoes increases the risk of developing three diseases. These are diabetes, heart disease and obesity, writes Express.

Experts point out that potatoes are included in the daily diet of many people, which is a concern for doctors. Its frequent use can seriously affect your health. The main risk is a high glycemic index of the vegetable, as a result of which the carbohydrates that make up its composition are instantly absorbed in the body. Against the background of the rapid breakdown of sugar into glucose in the body, sharp drops in insulin begin, and diabetes mellitus develops.

There are many obese people among the people who constantly eat potatoes. The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of a 20-year study involving 120,000 people. Nutritionists and endocrinologists have been monitoring the lifestyle and diet of volunteers all this time and found that frequent consumption of potatoes contributes to the gain of 0.5-1.5 kg per year. For 20 years, I gained 10-35 kg of excess weight. Against the background of obesity and diabetes mellitus, patients have an increase in cholesterol levels, vascular elasticity deteriorates, hypertension and heart disease develop.

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