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How can diet cause endocrine system disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Obesity is a risk factor for some endocrine system diseases, like type II diabetes. In type II diabetes, the pancreas, an important part of the endocrine system, keeps on making the hormone, insulin. Diabetes results as excess body fat makes the body resistant to insulin's effects, causing normal insulin levels to become insufficient and blood sugar levels to rise. Eat a healthy diet low in fat and sugar to prevent obesity and lower your risk of endocrine system diseases like type II diabetes.

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