Joe Tash - Del Mar Times
Paul Mills, senior author of the fast food study. He is a professor and chief of Family Medicine and Public Health at the UCSD School of Medicine.
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine found a possible correlation between eating a high-calorie fast-food breakfast, and "leaky gut syndrome," which could be a factor in developing Type 2 diabetes.
The results of the study were published recently in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers studied the impact of a McDonald's breakfast on 30 people, who fell into three groups — healthy people, pre-diabetics, and those previously diagnosed with Type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes.
Researchers made a "strong observation" that a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate diet is associated with leaky gut syndrome, which may in turn increase the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, said Paul J. Mills, an Encinitas resident and senior author of the study. Mills is a professor and chief of Family Medicine and Public Health with the UCSD School of Medicine.
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