Daily Mail - "Why 'Healthy' Grilled Food Could Actually Be Making You Fat"
Eating grilled and roasted meals could actually increase the risk of obesity and diabetes, research suggests. This is because when food is cooked in a dry heat it produces a compound that is linked weight gain and insulin resistance, experts from Mount Sinai say. The compound—methyl-glyoxal (MG)—is a type of advanced glycation endproduct (AGE), which has been found to lower the body’s protective mechanisms that control inflammation. Professor Helen Vlassara said: "This was a prolonged but rewarding study showing that a specific AGE compound abundant in foods, within only a few generations in mouse terms, contributes to the increase in weight gain, insulin resistance, and, diabetes, reproducing the pattern seen increasingly in humans over the last decades." Learn more