Pamper yourself with foods rich in fat and sugar turned out to be bad for the kidneys. Just as the impact of diabetes on the kidneys.
Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity. The number of cases worldwide is increasing rapidly. In type 2 diabetes the body fails to produce enough insulin or does not respond to the insulin that is produced.
It causes a buildup of sugar or glucose in the blood, which in the long run cause damage to organs such as kidneys and cause kidney disease diabetes.
In the latest study, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University using animal models of diabetes and obesity model of diet induced insulin resistance and to investigate how insulin resistance and too much sugar and fat affect glucose receptors in the kidney.
A group of tickets being fed junk food, such as cheese, chocolate, biscuits and marshmallows for 8 weeks. While the other group was given foods rich in fat, about 60 percent fat for five weeks. Researchers then tested the effects of these foods on blood sugar levels and different glucose transporter in the kidney.
The impact of this diet on the transporter as compared to the changes were also seen in a mouse model of diabetes type 1 and 2. The researchers found that certain types of glucose transporter called GLUT and SGLT, regulatory proteins are also present in greater amounts in the mice type of diabetes type 2. However, diet rich in fat and sugar cause a similar increase in receptors.
Dr Havovi Chichger, senior lecturer and leader of the study, said, "western diet contains more junk and fat. An association is very reassuring that excessive consumption of these foods and the increasing prevalence of obesity and type two diabetes these days."
"In our study of type 1 and 2 diabetes induces changes in glucose transport in the kidney. However, junk food and fat-rich diet causes changes that are very similar to those found in type 2 diabetes," he said.
"A new treatment for patients with diabetes is blocking the glucose transporter in the kidney to decrease blood sugar levels. By understanding how diet affects glucose regulation in the kidney and whether inhibitors can restore these changes can help protect the kidneys from damage continues," he continued.
This discovery was published in the journal Experimental Physiology.