Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS June 15, 2017

Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

June 15, 2017

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Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients. Researchers reviewed 13 studies that compared vegetarian with non-vegetarian diets and diabetes incidence rates. Results showed that those who followed vegetarian diets had less diabetes risk, with a further reduction in those who followed vegan diets. Researchers attribute the reduced risk to improved insulin sensitivity, lower BMIs, improved HbA1c levels, and increased consumption of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Lee Y, Park K. Adherence to a vegetarian diet and diabetes risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.Nutrients. 2017;9:603-614.

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