(ABC News) With nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population fighting diabetes, researchers are learning more about how quickly a person can start to exhibit the warning signs of Type 2 diabetes.
Researchers based at Temple University in Philadelphia have discovered it's possible to develop troubling signs that could lead to diabetes after just a few days of a high-calorie diet. The small study was aimed at finding out how the body reacts when a healthy person starts to overeat.
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Six male subjects were put on bed rest and fed a daily high-carb, 6,000 calorie diet and then studied to see how their bodies reacted.