Podcast: Blame Your Genes For Type 2 Diabetes? Go Vegan To Lose Weight?

By Cameron English and ChuckDinerstein — Jun 27, 2022
Is type 2 diabetes due largely to genetics? Does veganism lead to more weight loss than other common diets? On episode 9 of the Science Dispatch Podcast, we take a critical look at two studies, each tackling one of these intriguing questions.
Image by congerdesign via Pixabay

Join ACSH directors of bio-sciences and medicine, Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein, as they break down these stories:

Good Genes, Good Diet ... or Both?

Good genes and a good diet should spare most of us from developing type II diabetes. The popular nutritional thought suggests that it is predominantly a bad diet, perhaps woven with a genetic “propensity” that gets the rest of us in trouble. A new observational study pulls at the threads of that argument.

Going Vegan: The Best Way to Lose Weight?

New research suggests that vegan diets promote weight loss. There's a little bit more to the story, though. Going vegan could help you lose weight, but not for the reason you may think. 

Listen to the Science Dispatch on Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. Or add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast app. Join our Dispatch newsletter to get these stories and more delivered to your inbox. 

ACSH relies on donors like you. If you enjoy our work, please contribute.

Make your tax-deductible gift today!



Popular articles