Eating meat increases your risk for diabetes, according to a study published in Nutrients. Among middle-aged women, those who ate meat were more likely to have diabetes or uncontrolled blood sugar than those who followed a vegetarian diet. Those who ate meat multiple times daily significantly increased their risk for disease. Plant-based diets can reduce your risk of diabetes by improving risk factors such as body weight and insulin sensitivity.
Baleato CL, Ferguson JJA, Oldmeadow C, Mishra GD, Garg ML. Plant-based dietary patterns versus meat consumption and prevalence of impaired glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study in Australian women. Nutrients. Published online October 6, 2022. doi:10.3390/nu14194152