Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova told us what we shouldn’t eat to avoid seriously harming our health. Zukhra Pavlova, Ph.D., an endocrinologist at the Moscow State University Clinic, named foods that are very harmful to the pancreas. According to her, overeating sweets or high-calorie foods is fraught with excessive accumulation of adipose tissue and pancreatic cell death.
“In adipose tissue, systemic inflammation with oxidative stress inevitably occurs, against which insulin resistance develops, and pancreatic cells (not only them) that produce insulin die,” Pavlova explained.
The doctor also explained what the breaks between meals should be. “A person should eat no earlier than three hours after the previous meal and no later than five hours,” the expert explained.
At the same time, according to Pavlova, “you should definitely not go hungry for more than five hours.” With this interval between meals, lipoprotein lipase (LPL) begins to activate. “Like a watchdog, it monitors the level of nutrients, and if they are not supplied regularly and for a long time, then LPL increases its activity in adipose tissue. And the formation of fat reserves begins,” the endocrinologist warned.