Diabetes Forecast

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Eating Veggies May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Eating extra vegetables and a healthy mix of produce may help prevent type 2 diabetes, a study found. Researchers asked 4,000 people without diabetes to keep a food diary for seven days, then tracked the participants' health over the next 11 years. Those who reported eating the most vegetables in the diary were the least likely to develop type 2, while diets heavy on fruit failed to protect against diabetes. Regardless of quantity, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables appeared to reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, perhaps because of the beneficial mixture of nutrients found in these foods.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online April 3, 2012


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