"Modern medicine's greatest challenges are metabolic diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and fatty liver, collectively known as metabolic syndrome.
The presence of any of these diseases tremendously increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and premature death.
And the roots of metabolic syndrome lie in the Western diet, with its abundance of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and overdependence on refined grains." - Dr. Jason Fung, M.D.
P.S. "Consistently high insulin levels are the root cause of all the diseases of metabolic syndrome. It’s especially important for those with metabolic syndrome to consider how foods stimulate the release of insulin." - Dr. Jason Fung, M.D.