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Cut your diabetes risk by following a Mediterranean diet


Posted by Misia

Recent research focused on the important role that a Mediterranean diet may play in preventing type 2 diabetes.

Spanish scientists studying more than 400 adults (aged 55 to 80 years old and at high risk of cardiovascular diseases) found that those eating a Mediterranean diet were less likely to develop diabetes over four years than those following a low-fat diet.

Participants were assigned to different dietary regimens: the Mediterranean diet supplemented with 1 litre of olive oil per week; the Mediterranean diet supplemented with 30g of nuts per week and a low fat diet, which served as the control group.

After the four-year study, only 10 to 11 percent of those in the two Mediterranean groups had developed diabetes, compared to 18 percent of those in the low-fat diet group. The Mediterranean diet itself was linked to 52 percent reduction in diabetes risk compared to the low-fat diet.

You can find out more about this study, published in the journal "Diabetes Care”, by following this link

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69E0MN20101015


Here's also a good place to take a look at to learn more about the Mediterranean-style eating, its health benefits and most common recipes

http://www.italiandiet.com

 
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Mediterranean diet is really very helpful for preventing from type 2 diabetes. The putative benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular health are primarily correlative in nature.

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