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  2. Nov 22, 2023

Plant-Based Foods Are Beneficial for Diabetes

A new study has found that replacing red and processed meat with plant-based alternatives improves insulin sensitivity and reduces waist circumference.1 Plant-based diets improve insulin sensitivity in part by reducing the amount of fat stored inside liver and muscle cells which can interfere with the effects of insulin, according to a clinical trial published by the Physicians Committee.2


  1. Goode J, Smith K, Breslin M, et al. Modelling the replacement of red and processed meat with plant-based alternatives and the estimated effect on insulin sensitivity in a cohort of Australian adults. Br J Nutr. 2023;1-29. doi:10.1017/S0007114523002659 
  2. Kahleova H, Petersen KF, Shulman GI, et al. Effect of a low-fat vegan diet on body weight, insulin sensitivity, postprandial metabolism, and intramyocellular and hepatocellular lipid levels in overweight adults: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(11):e2025454. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25454

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