Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes
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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