type 2 diabetes

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type 2 diabetes

High-Fiber Foods Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A high-fiber diet may reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a cohort study published in Diabetologia. Researchers monitored fiber intake from cereal, fruit, and vegetables for participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct study for about 11 years. Those who ate the most fiber (more than 26 grams per day) experienced an 18 percent reduction in diabetes risk compared to those who consumed the least (less than 19 grams per day). High fiber consumption also led to lower body weight.

Plant-Based Diets Deliver Improved Care and Digestive Health to Individuals with Diabetes

The bacterial environment of the digestive tract may contribute to obesity and diabetes, according to a review article in the publication On the Cutting Edge, by the Diabetes Care and Education practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Continuous exposure to low-grade antibiotics in the food system, long-term antibiotic use, or poor dietary choices may cause dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria.