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    Diabetes prevalence by country

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    What do you make of this:

    http://www.allcountries.org/ranks/di...try_ranks.html

    Why do you think its so common in the middle east?

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    look down at the bottom, Iceland... HUGE fat consumption in those parts...

    edit: Very bottom, MONGOLIA. Their diet is meat with a side of meat, garnished with meat!
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    I wonder how much genetics and smaller gene pools contribute to both ends of the spectrum. While countries like Mongolia might suggest diet, the UK is pretty close to the bottom and has a rather SAD-like diet, so there's no correlation there. Also, healthcare access is probably a factor as well. I think genetics, vegetable/seed oil consumption, and socioeconomic variables are probably the biggest influences in the equation.
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    Monglian diet for the win!

    Its all correlative obviously, but heres some pics to put to that list

    The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320 | Mail Online

    I'm seeing lots of sugar, cereal, and other processed crap in the pics with the worst of the countries.

    Lots of meat and whole food items in the pics of the best.
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    Maybe its the Baklava :-)

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    Sorry I was too lazy to track down the original study, but there was this:

    Insulin differs between ethnicities, study finds | Science Codex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Monglian diet for the win!

    Its all correlative obviously, but heres some pics to put to that list

    The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320 | Mail Online

    I'm seeing lots of sugar, cereal, and other processed crap in the pics with the worst of the countries.

    Lots of meat and whole food items in the pics of the best.
    Lol, the dad in the Luxembourg pics is holding a white chicken and the son is holding a small dog. Is the chicken a pet (like the dog) or is it a consumable?

    The Egypt layout looks pretty good, they seem to like the nightshades though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kegas76 View Post
    Lol, the dad in the Luxembourg pics is holding a white chicken and the son is holding a small dog. Is the chicken a pet (like the dog) or is it a consumable?

    The Egypt layout looks pretty good, they seem to like the nightshades though.
    lol...."This ones name is Dinner"..... "We call this one Supper".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeldingHank View Post
    look down at the bottom, Iceland... HUGE fat consumption in those parts...
    Scandinavia is lots of bread and Iclandic people consume a lot of fish I guess...

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    Buy my new book! "The Mongolian Diet - Why Mr. Prosser had flashbacks of Ghengis Khan and what he ate to fix it." Out next week in whatever media form people seem to enjoy these days.
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