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- October 21, 2022
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This topic is so broad that it is almost impossible to talk about it in a single post. I try to make this as broad as possible, though. I’m talking about the factors that affect how someone reacts, responds, and thinks. Some of these factors can be very small, like what someone eats or drinks, but some can be very large, like how someone looks, or how someone feels.
One of the largest ones in our study was whether someone’s father is a police officer. If a person has a father who is a police officer, they are more likely to respond to a message about a murder or robbery in a certain area. The same is true if they have a mother who is a law enforcement officer. This is due to something called the “crowded gene,” which has been shown to be more prevalent in certain social groups.
Our friend and colleague Dr. Michael Rutter, from the University of California, Davis, has a good explanation for this phenomenon. He explains it as being a function of the gene for the “crowded gene.” This gene basically means that a person has to be surrounded by or have more people in order to be able to make their own decisions.
Basically, it means that a person with a certain brain structure is going to be more prone to making bad decisions than a person with a different brain structure. This same brain structure also means that a person with an unhealthy stress response and a high body fat ratio is going to be less likely to exercise. On the flip side, a person with a high stress response and low fat ratio is going to be more likely to get diabetes.
These are two completely different things, that have nothing to do with each other. Although the brain and fat ratio are connected, the stress response is not. Although you can’t change your brain structure, you can change your stress response.
The research shows that the relationship between stress and diabetes in people with diabetes is very strong. When the research subjects were put on stress reduction meds for a period of time, the rate of diabetes decreased. This is actually the opposite of what happens when you exercise, but doesn’t explain why. Stress and stress reduction are both ways to reduce the likelihood of diabetes. The best solution is to reduce your stress.
Stress can cause insulin resistance. Insulin resistance causes diabetes in people with diabetes. The study showed that when the subjects were put on stress reduction meds for a period of time, the rate of diabetes went down. This is actually the opposite of what happens with exercise.
This is actually why exercise helps to reduce stress. In other words, stress and exercise work together. Stress can cause insulin resistance, so by reducing the stress, insulin resistance is reduced. Exercise can cause insulin resistance, so by reducing the stress, insulin resistance is reduced.
There are other factors that affect your health, but in this case, the study showed that the meds actually “tended to increase the rate of diabetes in the group who were on stress reduction.
Now, this is a study that doesn’t say exactly why. But one of the conclusions it drew was that the reduction in the stress (by exercise or medication) actually reduced the rate of diabetes.