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From Black Diamond, Washington, USA:

Three days ago, my five year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. What, if any, effect do microwave cooked foods have on diabetes? How about inoculations?


Microwave heating of food does not induce or exacerbate diabetes, and although there was a transient notion that routine immunisations led to type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes, this has turned out to have no foundation whatsoever. Likewise diet (including an appetite for sugar) does not seem to play any role in type 1 diabetes, although it does in type 2 (which is becoming increasingly common in childhood because of lack of exercise and an increasing dependence on junk food).


Original posting 5 May 2002
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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