Date: February 02, 2023 06:51PM
> Byu claims the wow is a cure for diabetes. I feel
> like ing a hot dog after reading that report.
OK, so I figured it out - I think. But that was a lot of work to try and comprehend one brief post.
The connection of ceramide and "the wow" wasn't clear. And from a few quick Mormon sources I've skimmed nobody is saying that ceramide is a treatment for diabetes or is connected with the Mormon Word of Wisdom.
It's a stretch, iow.
Ceramide is a lipid (fat) in the skin cells of the human body. It's also an ingredient in some skin care products, apparently. I hadn't heard of that. Why would I - just so not interested, unless it's a product I'm interested in using.
Here's a brief write-up and video about BYU research into the "obesity epidemic in the Western World":https://lifesciences.byu.edu/research-shows-how-poor-diet-slows-down-metabolism
"BYU biologist Benjamin Bikman says a tiny lipid called ceramide is at the root of this pathway that disrupts our metabolism and leads to obesity."
A church site outlines the WoW, saying, in part:
"Prophets have taught that we should also follow healthy practices such as nutritious eating, regular exercise, proper hygiene, and getting sufficient rest."
Wow - what a revelation! Except that most doctors and other allied practitioners also recommend these measures to patients and clients. So it's not exclusively a Mormon thing. More like just plain common sense.
The only connection I can see between the OP sub line, "the wow" and the sparse content of the post is that some of the measures mentioned in the WoW can possibly aid in preventing or delaying development of Type 2 diabetes. For people with Type 1 diabetes that train has left the station already.
Plus, one biologist (that I see so far and I'm not continuing to look) mentions ceramide as a substance that leads to obesity. Obesity is known to be a contributor to development and/or worsening of diabetes.
That's a lot of moving pieces to try and put together to comprehend the OP. Now my head hurts. Literally.
That was too much work to puzzle out.
But - to say that BYU is claiming that the WoW is a "cure for diabetes" - still there is no obvious source for that statement.