Research
December 24, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
Not having enough food doubles diabetes risk

About 12 per cent of Canadian households, or about 3.2 million people, face “food insecurity,” which means they do not have enough money to eat regularly or to eat healthy foods.

In a population-based study of 5,000 adults in Ontario, researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies (ICES) in Toronto found that for people who face these challenges, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is more than double the average.

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