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Plant-Based Diets Effective for Type 2 Diabetes, Says American Diabetes Association

In its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association maintains that a plant-based eating pattern is an effective option for type 2 diabetes management and encourages clinicians to always include education on lifestyle management.

Diabetes Risk Increases with Meat Intake

Meat consumption is associated with risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Weight Loss and Diabetes

A plant-based diet leads to twice as much weight loss as a traditional diabetes diet, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions and published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers compared weight loss for 74 patients with type 2 diabetes on either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet of equal caloric value.

Processed and Unprocessed Red Meats Linked to Death from Chronic Disease

Intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nine different chronic diseases, in part due to heme iron and nitrate or nitrite, according to a study published in BMJ.

Eating Soy Instead of Dairy Benefits Health and Economy

Plant-based dietary patterns that exclude dairy and include soy prevent major chronic diseases and impart a large financial savings on health care, according to new research presented at a conference in Brussels.

Statin Use Increases Likelihood of Developing Diabetes

People taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a recent meta-analysis published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases.

Obesity Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Obesity contributes to heart disease and diabetes risks despite recent claims of “metabolically healthy obese” classifications, according to a study published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Poor Diet Linked to Premature Death from Heart Disease and Diabetes

A study published this week in JAMA linked eating too much meat and too few vegetables to early death from disease.

Physicians Address Food Myths

A review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed the evidence behind recent food trends and myths.

SNAP Participants at Heightened Risk for Death from Heart Disease and Diabetes

Participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increase their risk of death from chronic disease, compared with those who do not participate in the program, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

American Diabetes Association Promotes Plant-Based Diets

In its 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association maintains that a plant-based eating pattern is an effective option for type 2 diabetes management and encourages clinicians to always include education on lifestyle management.

Plant-Based Diets Prevent Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-based diets decrease risks for heart disease and type 2 diabetes and aid weight management, according to a review published in Nutrition Bulletin.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Publishes Stance on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition professionals.

Value of Tight Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Questioned

Tight glycemic control may not be the most effective method for diabetes management, according to a review published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic reviewed meta-analyses, position papers, guidelines, and other publications on glycemic control and diabetes complications over the last decade to assess current recommendations.

Plant-Based Diet Aids Aerobic Exercise

Physical fitness among patients with type 2 diabetes improves with a plant-based diet, according to a study published in Nutrients.

Liver Cancer Risk Increases with Other Conditions

Overweight and diabetes may increase the risk for liver cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research.

High-Protein Diets Cancel Out Weight-Loss Benefits

A high-protein diet does not promote healthful weight loss, according to a study published in Cell Reports.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention a Concern for All

Risk factors for heart disease remain a concern across the age spectrum and particularly for African-Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Animal Fats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Fats specific to animal products increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to research presented last week at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

U.S. Diabetes Rates Up by 40 Percent

Diabetes rates increased in the United States from 1999 to 2012, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Researchers examined diabetes rates and other county-level information from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Plant-Based Diets Best for Type 2 Diabetes

A plant-based diet is best for those with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews.

Weight Loss Prevents Cognitive Decline

Weight loss helps prevent brain damage caused by type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.

Red and Processed Meat Consumption Endangers Global Health

Rising red and processed meat consumption around the world negatively impacts lower socioeconomic groups, according to a report published online in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Animal protein increases risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Dementia

Metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors including high blood sugar and blood pressure and a large waistline, leads to dementia, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology.

Statin Use Promotes Diabetes and Obesity

Statins promote diabetes and obesity, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Increase Risk for Autism

Maternal obesity and diabetes increase the risk of having a child born with autism, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

Egg Consumption Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Consuming three or more eggs per week increases an American's risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Plant Protein Better for Glycemic Control

Replacing meat with plant protein improves glycemic control in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Three-Year-Old Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

A 3-year-old girl was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in what is believed to be one of the youngest cases of the disease ever documented, as presented in a case study at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lowering Fat, Increasing Carbs Better for Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing dietary fat while increasing carbohydrate intake is best for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Nutrition.

Erectile Dysfunction Sign for Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction, a known marker for heart disease, may also be an indication of diabetes, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Researchers surveyed 4,519 men for presence of erectile dysfunction as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Various components found in red and processed meat products increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.

Multiple Chronic Conditions Lower Life Expectancy

A combination of two or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke can increase your risk of dying prematurely, according to a study published in JAMA.

High-Fiber Foods Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A high-fiber diet may reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a cohort study published in Diabetologia. Researchers monitored fiber intake from cereal, fruit, and vegetables for participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct study for about 11 years. Those who ate the most fiber (more than 26 grams per day) experienced an 18 percent reduction in diabetes risk compared to those who consumed the least (less than 19 grams per day). High fiber consumption also led to lower body weight.

Vegan Diet May Help Diabetic Neuropathy

A low-fat vegan diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a new study published ahead of print on May 25, 2015, in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Nutrition Education Needed for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Despite knowledge that a plant-based diet can be used in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism finds a large discrepancy in what is being put into practice. Researchers tracked 98 patients with type 2 diabetes and staff of the Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) in York Region, Ontario, Canada.

Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Protein Intake

High protein consumption may increase blood pressure, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers evaluated the diets of 121 patients with type 2 diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Deliver Improved Care and Digestive Health to Individuals with Diabetes

The bacterial environment of the digestive tract may contribute to obesity and diabetes, according to a review article in the publication On the Cutting Edge, by the Diabetes Care and Education practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Continuous exposure to low-grade antibiotics in the food system, long-term antibiotic use, or poor dietary choices may cause dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Beans Improve the Health of People with Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes benefit from replacing red meat with legumes (beans, peas, or lentils) in their diets, according to a study published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

New Mega-Study Shows Plant-Based Diets Are Effective as Diabetes Treatment

People with diabetes looking for a more powerful treatment should consider a plant-based diet, according to a team of American and Japanese researchers.

Vegan Diet May Reduce Diabetic Nerve Pain

A low-fat vegan diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a presentation this week at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting

Diabetes Toll Worsens

29.1 million Americans had diabetes and 86 million adults had prediabetes in 2012

Diabetes Rates Increasing

Diabetes rates are increasing, and there are still many people with diabetes who do not have adequate control of their blood glucose levels, especially among blacks and Mexican Americans.

Animal Protein May Lead to Diabetes

People who eat the most animal protein are more likely to develop diabetes, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Association.

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Animal Protein Linked to Early Death

Eating a diet high in animal protein leads to an earlier death, compared with people who consume less, according to a new study analyzing data from 6,381 American adults aged 50 and older. Participants who ate the most animal protein had a 5-fold increase risk of death related to diabetes. Those younger than 65 who ate the most animal protein had a 74 percent increase risk for death from any cause and a 4-fold increase in death related to cancer, during a follow-up of 18 years. Risks for death were diminished or absent when protein sources were plant-derived.

Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee evaluated studies that examined different levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes. Meat-eaters had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoided meat. Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron, among other factors.

Even Modest Amounts of Meat Increase Risk for Diabetes

egetarians are less likely to have diabetes, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study from Taiwan.

Weight Determines Kidney Function

Heavier people have worse kidney health, compared with people of normal weight, according to a new study published by the National Kidney Foundation.

High-Fat, High-Protein Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

A diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrate may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Genetic Connection to Diabetes Risk Overestimated

Genes are not as useful at determining type 2 diabetes risk as are traditional risk factors such as weight, age, and gender, according to a new review in this month's issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Weight, and Blood Sugar

A low-fat, high-carbohydrate vegetarian diet lowers cholesterol, blood sugars, and weight, according to a study published in the October issue of Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Low-Saturated-Fat Diet Improves Insulin Function

Eating a low-saturated-fat, high-fiber diet helps with insulin sensitivity, according to a study published in the latest edition of Diabetes Care.

Red Meat Increases Diabetes Risk

People who increase their red meat intake gain weight and increase their risk for diabetes, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association.

More Risks Shown for Diabetes Drugs

Commonly prescribed diabetes medications have been linked to risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, according to recent publications.

Eggs Harmful to Health

Eggs increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis published in Atherosclerosis.

Increased Mercury Leads to Increased Risk of Diabetes

People exposed to mercury in young adulthood are more likely to develop diabetes later in life, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

Diabetes increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study published in Cancer Causes and Control.

Meat Bad for You and Environment

People who consumed the least amount of red and processed meat products had reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer, compared with those who consumed the most, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal Open.

Fish Oil Supplements No Help to Heart or Brain

Two new studies found that omega-3 supplements, often sold in the form of fish oil, do not improve the health of the brain or heart.

Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes More Cost-Effective Than Drugs

Using diet and exercise to tackle type 2 diabetes is more cost-effective than using medications, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care.

Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes in Native Americans

Processed meat consumption increases Native Americans' risk of diabetes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Statin Drugs Boost Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Glycemic Index of Foods Influences Weight Loss

Decreasing the intake of high-glycemic foods can help reduce body weight, according to a new article in the Journal of Nutrition.

Eggs and Cholesterol Associated with Gestational Diabetes Risk

Egg consumption increases the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a new article in this week's American Journal of Epidemiology.

Lower Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks with Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarians have significantly lower blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index, blood sugar, and triglycerides, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a recent study published in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes Numbers Rising Rapidly

An estimated 25.8 million children and adults in America have diabetes, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, the figure was 23.6 million.

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

People with diabetes have up to twice the risk of developing liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers, compared to the risk for people who do not have diabetes, according to a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Diabetes Rising Rapidly in China

Researchers in China estimated that 9.7 percent (92.4 million) of Chinese adults had diabetes, and an additional 15.5 percent (148.2 million) had prediabetes during 2007 and 2008.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Diabetes risk increases with higher intake of total protein and animal protein, according to a new study in this month's issue of Diabetes Care.

Restaurant Food Choices May Increase Diabetes Risk

Hamburgers and fried chicken significantly increase type 2 diabetes risk, according to an upcoming article for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Meat Consumption Increases Risk of Diabetes

A new review published in the journal Diabetologia adds more evidence linking meat consumption to diabetes risk. The people who ate the most meat had the highest risk of type 2 diabetes. Intakes of red meat and processed meat were associated with 21 and 41 percent increased risk, respectively. The study was a systematic review compiling data from 12 prior studies.

Soy Reduces Cholesterol in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study in next month's Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of soy protein may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their cholesterol levels.

Fish and Fish Oil Linked to Diabetes Risk

A new Harvard study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links fish and omega-3 oil consumption to type 2 diabetes. Following 195,204 adults for 14 to18 years, researchers found that the more fish or omega-3 fatty acids participants consumed, the higher their risk of developing diabetes. The risk increase was modest for occasional fish eaters, but rose to a 22 percent increased risk for women consuming five or more fish servings per week.

Plant-Based Diets Consistently Prove Beneficial for People with Type 2 Diabetes

In next month’s issue of Nutrition Reviews, PCRM researchers publish a summary of research to date on the effect of vegetarian diets on type 2 diabetes. Observational studies (in which there is no attempt to affect the outcome) showed lower diabetes prevalence among vegetarians as compared to omnivores. Intervention trials (in which a group is asked to make a change) showed increased effectiveness for diabetes management as measured by blood glucose control.

Improving Diabetes with a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

A new report from PCRM researchers, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that a low-fat vegan diet helps people with diabetes lose weight and improve their blood sugars and cholesterol.

Cognitive Decline Associated with Fat Intake

Fatty foods eaten during midlife may hasten cognitive decline in later life.

Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Fracture Risk in Women

Avandia and Actos, two diabetes drugs, double the risk of bone fractures in women with type 2 diabetes, according to a new report by researchers at Wake Forest University and Britain's University of East Anglia.

Egg Consumption Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

In a new study including about 57,000 men and women from two large, completed randomized trials, researchers found that daily consumption of eggs increased the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Vegan Diet Improves Diet Quality, Cardiovascular Disease Risk, and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

A low-fat vegan diet is associated with better diet quality, weight management, and blood glucose control compared to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) dietary recommendations for diabetes, according to a study by PCRM researchers published in the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Studies Verify Link between Diet and Type 2 Diabetes

Three long-term studies published in Archives of Internal Medicine show how food choices lead to type 2 diabetes.

Increased Egg Consumption Linked to Mortality

In the Physicians' Health Study I, which included 21,327 participants with an average 20 year follow-up, researchers found that those who consumed seven or more eggs per week had an almost 25 percent increased risk of death than those with the lowest egg consumption.

Diabetes Study Partially Halted Due to Deaths

The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study, a multicenter trial testing whether intensive control of diabetes can reduce cardiovascular risks, has been partially halted due to increased deaths in the intensively treated group.

Children With Diabetes Face Higher Risks

A newly published Journal of the American Medical Association study finds that individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in childhood are more likely to end up with kidney disease and increased death rates, compared with those diagnosed in adulthood.

A Vegan Diet for Diabetes Control

A study in the August issue of Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association, shows that a low-fat, vegan diet is highly effective for blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

Abnormality Inside Muscle Cells Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is, in large part, genetic. When the disease runs in families, even lean healthy children often have subtle abnormalities in their ability to metabolize sugar efficiently.

Whole Grains Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Whole grains improve insulin sensitivity, according to a study appearing in tomorrow's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegetarian Diets Help Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian diets provide a nutrient combination that is likely to be beneficial in treating diabetes and preventing complications, according to a review in the September supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Upcoming Clinical Trial of Low-Fat, Vegan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

Next week's issue of Newsweek describes an upcoming clinical trial testing the effect of a low-fat, vegan diet on type 2 diabetes.

Bringing Home the...Diabetes?

Harvard researchers reported today that a diet including bacon, hot dogs, salami, or sausage five or more times per week increases a man's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 50 percent.