Harvard Scientists Link Plant-Based Diets To Reduced Diabetes Risk
A study undertaken by Harvard University researchers has revealed that adopting a plant-based diet could reduce obesity-related Type 2 diabetes risk by up to 23%.
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, the study examined the association between plant-heavy eating and risk of Type 2 diabetes through data collected on the diets of over 300,000 people.
The meta-analysis revealed that a “greater adherence to plant-based dietary patterns, especially those rich in healthful plant-based foods, is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes.”
According to the researchers, this study provides the most comprehensive link supporting a vegan diet for diabetes risk reduction to date. The study looked at over 300,000 participants with over 23,000 suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Plant-Based Food: The Key To Prevention?
When asked what he recommends people eat to lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes, the study’s senior author Professor Qi Sun pointed to plants.
“People should choose fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, tofu, and other healthy plant foods as the cornerstone of such diets,” he told The Telegraph.
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