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Vegan Diet for Blood Sugar Control

Posted Mar 24 2010 9:20am

Part of my 10-Minute Vegetarian Series of Articles for Healthy Theory:

At first glance, a diet lacking in meat and dairy may not seem appropriate for people with diabetes because it would seem to be too high in carbohydrates. Recent studies on a vegan diet published in the journal Diabetes Care beg to differ with that theory.

The National Institutes of Health study was conducted in partnership with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), George Washington University, and the University of Toronto. They found that a vegan diet was more effective in controlling blood sugar and cholesterol in type 2 diabetic patients than a diet based on current American Diabetes Association guidelines.

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