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type 2 diabetes

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.

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.