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Yes, we can improve our diet but the world is rigged against our efforts

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If you find the term “pre-diabetic” confusing, then prepare to be confused some more. Pre-diabetes was coined at the turn of the millennium by the American Diabetes Association as a user-friendly way of describing someone not definitely about to develop diabetes but considered to be at risk, based on measuring their average blood glucose concentration.

While the term is used in the UK and US, it’s been rejected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and criticised by some scientists. The journal Science now reports that even some people who helped create the term “pre-diabetic” are concerned about it.

The criticism includes it making patients of healthy people – leading sometimes to treatment they may not need, and problems with employment and insurance (in the US). There’s concern about thresholds for glucose levels being set too low (the ADA lowered its own threshold in 2010), producing more........

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