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

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.

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. 

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