Vegan diets prevent diabetes

Population study revealed that the more plant-based the diet, the lower the risk!

A large study following 6,798 participants, their diets and health for several years set out to investigate whether there’s a direct relationship between animal or plant foods in the diet and the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The researchers created a scoring system to rate people’s diets according to how heavy or light they were in animal-based foods and plants. It turned out that the more plant-based the diet, the less likely it was that the person would suffer from type 2 diabetes or have insulin resistance (one of the main problems in diabetics). In other words, the more animal-based foods people ate, the higher their risk of diabetes.

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Chen Z et al., 2018. Plant versus animal based diets and insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes: the Rotterdam Study. European Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s10654-018-0414-8. [Epub ahead of print]