Spare the Meat, Skip the Type 2 Diabetes?
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a mainly plant-based diet -- especially one with lots of healthy veggies, fruit and whole grains -- may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
"This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes," said study lead author Ambika Satija, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
"These findings provide further evidence to support current dietary recommendations for chronic disease prevention," Satija added in a school news release.
The study included information from more than 200,000 Americans.
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