When I read stories like this article published the on the BBC health website, I have to admit, I read it with a very big dose of skepticism.
Of course I haven't done my own research so I have no idea what methods they used or how they went about finding out this information, quite frankly that doesn't interest me. What does interest me is how they blame a gene for type two diabetes. Whilst I will never fully dismiss research like this because a faulty gene may play a part, I have seen too much evidence of people with diabetes (and other health conditions) who have totally turned their health around just by changing what they put into their bodies.
By that, I mean they have decided to take control of their own health. They decided medication wasn't for them.
In my opinion (and it is just an opinion), medication isn't and should not be the first port of call for many health issues. Yes, go and see your doctor if something is wrong - I always advocate getting a diagnoses first (I do it myself). Once you know what you are dealing with, you can use natural methods (unless of course its life threatening or a horrible infection) to allow your bodies own healing processes to take place.
If you cut yourself, you heal right? That is what your body is designed to do...heal! I defy any doctor or scientist to prove otherwise!
I'm going to lay it on the line here...I'm a big conspiracy theorist so I am not ashamed to say that I don't necessary believe food manufacturers, doctors, scientist or any one else are particularly concerned with our health or keeping us healthy, but find yet more excuses to come up with a way to make more medication in order to protect their bottom line, yes, money is the key.
If there is a way to make £££, they'll find it.